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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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“Södertälje Is a Theater”

“Södertälje Is a Theater”

The Performance of Propriety and Ritual Infrastructure

(p.135) Chapter Four “Södertälje Is a Theater”
The Construction of Equality

Jennifer Mack

University of Minnesota Press

Chapter 4 focuses on both permanent spaces and temporary spatial practices associated with weddings and funerals. Urban spaces have become backdrops for a roleplaying game with an ever-attentive audience, as Syriacs metamorphose between audience members and stage actors and continually reinscribe social expectations about personal bodily and social propriety.

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