Get them out of the country, in one way or another : On the Undoing of Geographies of Survival for Mobile Roma EU-citizens in Malmö, Sweden

Get them out of the country, in one way or another : On the Undoing of Geographies of Survival for Mobile Roma EU-citizens in Malmö, Sweden

Publication Type:
article-journal
Date Issued:
2018
Authors:
Maria Persdotter
Language:
eng
Abstract:

In this forum piece I argue that the state and municipal authorities in Malmö, Sweden – in the absence of any direct and formal controls on the entry of EU-citizens – have attempted to discourage, regulate and otherwise manage the presence of mobile Roma EU-citizens by regulating their access to social rights, and their access and use of public space. In effect, if not in intention, this is a politics of mobility control through destitution.