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Molina, Irene, Professor i kulturgeografi, ssk Bosättning och bebyggelseORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-1074-2302
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Biography [eng]

Irene Molina obtained her master degree in Geography and graduated as a Professional Geographer in 1986 at the Pontifical Catholic University in Santiago, Chile, with the thesis: El Programa de Erradicación de Campamentos en la Región Metropolitana de Santiago: Implicancias Socio-económicas y Espaciales. Her PhD degree from 1997 is from the Department of Social & Economic Geography at Uppsala University, with the dissertation Stadens Rasifiering: Etnisk Boendesegregation i Folkhemmet. In 2002 Irene Molina obtained the title of Associate professor, and in 2011 she obtained the title of Professor of Human Geography, especially in Settlements and the Built Environment, both at Uppsala University. Since 2004, Molina is a senior lecturer and professor at the Institute for Housing and Urban Research, IBF, at Uppsala University (Head of Dept. 2013-2017). In 2017, she participated in the creation of the Center for Multidisciplinary Studies on Racism, CEMFOR, where she currently is Director of Research.

Biography [swe]

Irene Molina är professor I kulturgeografi, verksam vid tre institutioner vid Uppsala universitet: Institutet för bostads- och urban forskning, IBF; Centrum för mångvetenskaplig forskning om rasism, CEMFOR (vetenskaplig ledare), samt kulturgeografiska institutionen. Specialiseringsområden är Boendet, Rasism, Diskriminering, Intersektionalitet, Genus, Stadsplanering i Sverige, Europa, Latinamerika. Har intresse för teoretiska och metodologiska frågor samt relationen mellan forskning och det omgivande samhället genom konst, kultur och politik.

Publications (10 of 54) Show all publications
Molina, I. (2018). Planning for Patriarchy?: Gender Equality in theSwedish Modern Built Environment. In: Alexandra Staub (Ed.), The Routledge Companion to Modernity, Space and Gender: (pp. 26-40). Rotledge-Taylor & Francis
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Planning for Patriarchy?: Gender Equality in theSwedish Modern Built Environment
2018 (English)In: The Routledge Companion to Modernity, Space and Gender / [ed] Alexandra Staub, Rotledge-Taylor & Francis , 2018, p. 26-40Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Rotledge-Taylor & Francis, 2018
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Gender Studies; Social and Economic Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-359425 (URN)
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 2014-01623
Available from: 2018-09-02 Created: 2018-09-02 Last updated: 2018-09-02
Molina, I. (2017). Dags för ett nytt miljonprogram?. In: Titti Olsson (Ed.), Höra hemma - om det bostadspolitiska dilemmat: (pp. 180-185).
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Dags för ett nytt miljonprogram?
2017 (Swedish)In: Höra hemma - om det bostadspolitiska dilemmat / [ed] Titti Olsson, 2017, p. 180-185Chapter in book (Other academic)
Series
ArkDes Resumé ; 2
National Category
Human Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-336351 (URN)978-91-87447-08-2 (ISBN)
Available from: 2017-12-13 Created: 2017-12-13 Last updated: 2017-12-13
Baeten, G., Westin, S., Pull, E. & Molina, I. (2017). Pressure and violence: Housing renovation and displacement in Sweden. Environment and planning A, 49(3), 631-351
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Pressure and violence: Housing renovation and displacement in Sweden
2017 (English)In: Environment and planning A, ISSN 0308-518X, E-ISSN 1472-3409, Vol. 49, no 3, p. 631-351Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Based on interview material relating to the current wave of housing renovation in Swedish cities,this article will analyse the profit-driven, traumatic and violent displacement in the wake ofcontemporary large-scale renovation processes of the so-called Million Program housingestates from the 1960s and 1970s. We maintain that the current form of displacement(through renovation) has become a regularized profit strategy, for both public and privatehousing companies in Sweden. We will pay special attention to Marcuse’s notion of‘displacement pressure’ which refers not only to actual displacement but also to the anxieties,uncertainties, insecurities and temporalities that arise from possible displacement due tosignificant rent increases after renovation and from the course of events preceding the actualrent increase. Examples of the many insidious forms in which this pressure manifests itself will begiven – examples that illustrate the hypocritical nature of much planning discourse and rhetoric ofurban renewal. We illustrate how seemingly unspectacular measures and tactics deployed in therenovation processes have far-reaching consequences for tenants exposed to actual or potentialdisplacement. Displacement and displacement pressure due to significant rent increases (which isprofit-driven but justified by invoking the ‘technical necessity’ of renovation) undermines the ‘rightto dwell’ and the right to exert a reasonable level of power over one’s basic living conditions, withall the physical and mental benefits that entails – regardless of whether displacement fearsmaterialize in actual displacement or not.

Keywords
Displacement, public housing, renovation, urban renewal
National Category
Human Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-310512 (URN)10.1177/0308518X1667627 (DOI)000399247700011 ()
Funder
Swedish Research Council Formas
Available from: 2016-12-16 Created: 2016-12-16 Last updated: 2018-01-15Bibliographically approved
Molina, I. & Raña Villacura, K. (2017). Una perspectivainterseccional para abordar la globalidad del racismo. Actuel Marx Intervenciones (22)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Una perspectivainterseccional para abordar la globalidad del racismo
2017 (Spanish)In: Actuel Marx Intervenciones, ISSN 0718-0179, no 22Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Santiago de Chile: , 2017
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-359426 (URN)
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 2016-05144
Available from: 2018-09-02 Created: 2018-09-02 Last updated: 2018-09-02
Molina Vega, I. & Grundström, K. (2016). From Folkhem to Life-style Housing in Sweden: Segregation and Urban Form, 1930’s – 2010’s. International journal of housing policy, 16(3)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>From Folkhem to Life-style Housing in Sweden: Segregation and Urban Form, 1930’s – 2010’s
2016 (English)In: International journal of housing policy, ISSN 1461-6718, E-ISSN 1473-3269, Vol. 16, no 3Article in journal (Refereed) In press
Abstract [en]

This article analyses the political and ideological transformations underlying the gradual privatisation and deregulation of the mid-twentieth-century Keynesian model of housing provision in Sweden. We identify a series of three political and ideological shifts in housing policy and urban form since the 1930s: regulating Folkhem housing, deregulating Folkhem housing, and back to business in housing. We argue that even though the Folkhem parole of ‘housing for all’ differs extensively from the current situation where the market is ‘housing the privileged’, segregation trends have, from the Folkhem to the postwelfare period, been shaped by both state interventions and market forces. Second, we argue that there is a continuing trend through which newly constructed housing has metamorphosed from a basic human right for the working class into an expression of individual distinction and ‘style’ for the upper middle and middle classes. While privileged classes, more than ever before in modern Swedish housing history, have the possibility to choose new forms of housing, the most impoverished groups live in residual and often stigmatised peripheral housing areas. One main conclusion is that recent forms of housing for privileged groups signal a cultural and ideological shift towards new, more elitist conceptions of housing and privilege.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2016
Keywords
housing; segregation; Sweden; urban form, Folkhem;
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Social and Economic Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-289144 (URN)
Available from: 2016-04-29 Created: 2016-04-29 Last updated: 2017-11-30
Grundström, K. & Molina, I. (2016). From Folkhem to lifestyle housing in Sweden: Segregation and urban form, 1930s–2010s. International journal of housing policy, 16(3), 316-336
Open this publication in new window or tab >>From Folkhem to lifestyle housing in Sweden: Segregation and urban form, 1930s–2010s
2016 (English)In: International journal of housing policy, ISSN 1461-6718, E-ISSN 1473-3269, Vol. 16, no 3, p. 316-336Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article analyses the political and ideological transformations underlying the gradual privatisation and deregulation of the mid-twentieth-century Keynesian model of housing provision in Sweden. We identify a series of three political and ideological shifts in housing policy and urban form since the 1930s: regulating Folkhem housing, deregulating Folkhem housing, and back to business in housing. We argue that even though the Folkhem parole of ‘housing for all’ differs extensively from the current situation where the market is ‘housing the privileged’, segregation trends have, from the Folkhem to the post-welfare period, been shaped by both state interventions and market forces. Second, we argue that there is a continuing trend through which newly constructed housing has metamorphosed from a basic human right for the working class into an expression of individual distinction and ‘style’ for the upper middle and middle classes. While privileged classes, more than ever before in modern Swedish housing history, have the possibility to choose new forms of housing, the most impoverished groups live in residual and often stigmatised peripheral housing areas. One main conclusion is that recent forms of housing for privileged groups signal a cultural and ideological shift towards new, more elitist conceptions of housing and privilege.

National Category
Human Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-311267 (URN)10.1080/14616718.2015.1122695 (DOI)000391006200003 ()
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 2010-1043
Available from: 2016-12-22 Created: 2016-12-22 Last updated: 2017-11-29Bibliographically approved
Molina, I. (2015). Kvalitativ praktikprövning och rasdiskriminering på bostadsmarknaden: Metodologiska reflektioner (1ed.). In: Roger Andersson, Bo Bengtsson & Gunnar Myrberg (Ed.), Mångfaldens dilemman: Boendesegregation och områdespolitik (pp. 159-181). Malmö: Gleerups Utbildning AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Kvalitativ praktikprövning och rasdiskriminering på bostadsmarknaden: Metodologiska reflektioner
2015 (Swedish)In: Mångfaldens dilemman: Boendesegregation och områdespolitik / [ed] Roger Andersson, Bo Bengtsson & Gunnar Myrberg, Malmö: Gleerups Utbildning AB, 2015, 1, p. 159-181Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Malmö: Gleerups Utbildning AB, 2015 Edition: 1
National Category
Human Geography International Migration and Ethnic Relations
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-269877 (URN)9789140692115 (ISBN)
Projects
Mångfaldens dilemman: Etnisk integration och segregation i staden
Funder
Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare
Available from: 2015-12-18 Created: 2015-12-18 Last updated: 2015-12-18
Molina Vega, I. (2014). Flexibel rasism och de nödvändiga feministiska strategierna (1ed.). In: Räthzel, Nora, Sager, Maja y Sandell, Kerstin (Ed.), Kritiska gemenskaper: att skriva feministisk och postkolonial vetenskap (pp. 229-236). Lund: Media-Tryck
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Flexibel rasism och de nödvändiga feministiska strategierna
2014 (Swedish)In: Kritiska gemenskaper: att skriva feministisk och postkolonial vetenskap / [ed] Räthzel, Nora, Sager, Maja y Sandell, Kerstin, Lund: Media-Tryck , 2014, 1, p. 229-236Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Media-Tryck, 2014 Edition: 1
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Social and Economic Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-289151 (URN)978-91-7473-899-5 (ISBN)978-91-7473-900-8 (ISBN)
Available from: 2016-04-29 Created: 2016-04-29 Last updated: 2016-04-29
Molina Vega, I. (2014). Hemlös kreativitet och flexibel sexism (1ed.). In: de los Reyes, Paulina (Ed.), Inte bara jämställdhet. Intersektionella perspektiv på hinder och möjligheter i arbetslivet: Forskningsrapport från Delegationen för jämställdhet i arbetslivet, SOU 2014:34 (pp. 173-195). Stockholm: Fritzes
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Hemlös kreativitet och flexibel sexism
2014 (Swedish)In: Inte bara jämställdhet. Intersektionella perspektiv på hinder och möjligheter i arbetslivet: Forskningsrapport från Delegationen för jämställdhet i arbetslivet, SOU 2014:34 / [ed] de los Reyes, Paulina, Stockholm: Fritzes, 2014, 1, p. 173-195Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Fritzes, 2014 Edition: 1
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Social and Economic Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-289149 (URN)
Available from: 2016-04-29 Created: 2016-04-29 Last updated: 2016-04-29
Molina, I. & Mulinari, D. (2013). Från hemmet till en arbetsplats, från krav på intimitet till arbetskontrakt. In: Lindberg, Ingemar & Anders Neergaard (Ed.), Bortom horisonten: fackets vägval i globaliseringens tid (pp. 229-255). Stockholm: Premiss
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Från hemmet till en arbetsplats, från krav på intimitet till arbetskontrakt
2013 (Swedish)In: Bortom horisonten: fackets vägval i globaliseringens tid / [ed] Lindberg, Ingemar & Anders Neergaard, Stockholm: Premiss , 2013, p. 229-255Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Premiss, 2013
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-213690 (URN)
Available from: 2014-01-02 Created: 2014-01-02 Last updated: 2014-01-02
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