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‘You are Still a Guest in This Country!’: Understanding Racism through the Concepts of Hospitality and Hostility in Healthcare Encounters in Sweden
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology. (Welfare Group)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-0664-1170
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Government.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-1962-410x
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-8547-8772
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Women's and Children's Health, International Maternal and Reproductive Health and Migration. Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology. Skaraborg Institute, Skövde, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-1670-2843
2022 (English)In: Sociology, ISSN 0038-0385, E-ISSN 1469-8684Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

While regularly applied to globalized migration, conceptualizations of hospitality have rarely been used to understand healthcare settings. Drawing on interviews with healthcare staff in Sweden, our article contributes to the current conceptualization of hospitality accounting for: the internal contradictions of hospitality that racialized staff experience in their everyday interactions with patients and other staff; the shifting boundaries between host and guest in everyday healthcare practices, especially when examined through the lens of racialization and finally; the subtle though troubled coexistence of hostility and un(conditional) hospitality that weakens resistance against racism. The analysis maps the complex contingencies of professional, ethnic and national relations between staff and patients, in light of their racialized and gendered nature, to suggest that the ambivalences theorized as part of the concept of hospitality show how the hurts of racism are so hard to pinpoint.

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Sage Publications, 2022.
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healthcare, hospitality, hostility, patients, racism, staff, Sweden
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Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
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Sociology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-488607DOI: 10.1177/00380385221124827ISI: 000886754300001OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-488607DiVA, id: diva2:1711938
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Swedish Research Council, 2016-04078Available from: 2022-11-18 Created: 2022-11-18 Last updated: 2022-12-05Bibliographically approved

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Bradby, HannahThapar-Björkert, SuruchiHamed, SarahAhlberg, Beth Maina

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