Meanings Given to Counter Action Against Anti-Immigration Racism. an Intersectional Analysis of Accounts By Activists in Finland
The presentation focuses on emerged counter action against anti-immigration racism that is spread by both parliamentary and non-parliamentary far-right. The paper explores accounts by people who have actively challenged different forms of anti-immigration racism and fascism outside of parliamentary politics either as individuals or as members of grassroots groups. Theoretically and methodologically the paper is informed by critical research on race and racism as well as by feminist discussions on intersectionality. The paper is based on an interview-data and bears a two-fold objective. First, it explores gendered, classed and racialized underpinnings that shape the understanding of racism in counter-activities to anti-immigration racism. Second, it explores how the interviewees from varying intersectional positions narrate their engagement in and motivation for counter action.