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The Construction of EqualitySyriac Immigration and the Swedish City$
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Jennifer Mack

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780816698691

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816698691.001.0001

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Standards and Separatism

Standards and Separatism

The Swedish Million Program, Syriac Enclaves, and Equality

(p.19) Chapter One Standards and Separatism
The Construction of Equality

Jennifer Mack

University of Minnesota Press

Chapter 1 compares the spatial agendas of the Swedish welfare state and Syriacs. The “Million Program” (1965 to 1974) saw Sweden develop one million dwelling units through standardized forms meant to reduce social inequalities. In contrast, Syriacs’ experiences with discrimination in theMiddle East made them positive to enclaves and spatial differentiation.

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