Suburban women and the ‘glocalisation’ of the everyday lives : gender and glocalities in underprivileged areas in Sweden

Suburban women and the ‘glocalisation’ of the everyday lives : gender and glocalities in underprivileged areas in Sweden

Publication Type:
article-journal
Date Issued:
2013
Authors:
Carina Listerborn
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis
Language:
eng
Page:
290-312
DOI:
10.1080/0966369X.2011.649351
Abstract:

This article presents results from two case studies of marginalised housing areas on the outskirts of two major cities in Sweden. The areas have been analysed through the lens of glocalisation of the everyday lives. The aim is to illustrate and gain a deeper understanding of the meaning of, and relationship between, place, gender and transnationalism. The article contests the simplified image of migrant women in these marginalised areas as local-bound and isolated. It analyses their everyday lives as spaces of glocality, with a particular focus on local and global networks, local and global meeting places, and relationships to local authorities. The aim is to disseminate new knowledge about the complexities of these women's lives in a global–local context, which also has implications for the theoretical concept of glocality. Through the concept of glocality, the beneficial as well as the negative aspects of these women's lives in marginalised neighbourhoods are illustrated.

Keywords:
glocality gender everyday life neighbourhood transnationalism