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Playing the safe card or playing the race card? Comparison of attitudes towards interracial marriages with non-white migrants and transnational adoptees in Sweden

Overview of attention for article published in Comparative Migration Studies, May 2018
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
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Title
Playing the safe card or playing the race card? Comparison of attitudes towards interracial marriages with non-white migrants and transnational adoptees in Sweden
Published in
Comparative Migration Studies, May 2018
DOI 10.1186/s40878-018-0074-6
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Authors

Sayaka Osanami Törngren

Abstract

This article compares the attitudes of white Swedes towards interracial marriages with someone of non-white migrant origin and a non-white transnational adoptee. The analysis is based on a postal survey and follow-up interviews conducted in Malmö, Sweden. Survey results show that transnational adoptees are not preferred as marriage partners by white Swedes to the same extent as white Swedes. Moreover, the differences in attitudes towards marriages with migrants and non-white adoptees are not statistically significant. Interviewees utilized the notion of cultural differences to explain the attitudes towards intermarriages with migrants. However, this was highly contested when talking about the attitudes towards non-white transnational adoptees. These results show how race and visible differences play a role in attitudes toward interracial marriages in Sweden.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 10 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 20%
Professor 1 10%
Student > Bachelor 1 10%
Researcher 1 10%
Unknown 5 50%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 4 40%
Medicine and Dentistry 1 10%
Unknown 5 50%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 5. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 30 May 2018.
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#3,190,822
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Outputs from Comparative Migration Studies
#71
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#85,382
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Outputs of similar age from Comparative Migration Studies
#2
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