At a moment when divisive and xenophobic rhetoric about immigrants is on the rise, “place histories” can illuminate migrants’ critical place-making practices and contextualize their complex relationships with their new homes as well as the ones they left behind. In The Construction of Equality: Syriac Immigration and the Swedish City, Jennifer Mack presents a social, spatial, and urban history of Södertälje, a city on the periphery of Stockholm, over the past fifty years. Drawing on a range of methodologies, Mack guides the reader through empirically rich case studies while also demonstrating how ethnographic research can inform historical analysis and contribute to the telling of vital architectural and...
Review: The Construction of Equality: Syriac Immigration and the Swedish City, by Jennifer Mack
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Sarah L. Lopez; Review: The Construction of Equality: Syriac Immigration and the Swedish City, by Jennifer Mack. Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 1 March 2019; 78 (1): 122–124. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/jsah.2019.78.1.122
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