Fin de Siècle in the Urban Periphery

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This article deals with urban youth with immigrant background living in a social housing project in a town in southern Sweden, Malmö. The approaching fin de siècle creates an abundance of contradictory, and often fetishistic representations as these date back to colonial structures of feeling. These kinds of fetishistic responses are now resurfacing in the responses to ethnically segregated housing areas where immigrant youth are perceived as a threat to the surrounding society. This paper suggests possible methodological approaches to this problematic, coupled with examples from previous work in Malmö concerning the housing area Rosegård (the Rosegarden).

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Ristilammi, P., (1998) “Fin de Siècle in the Urban Periphery”, Ethnologia Europaea 28(1), p.37-44. doi: https://doi.org/10.16995/ee.877

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  • This article was previously published by Museum Tusculanum Press.

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Per-Markku Ristilammi (University of Lund)

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