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'Sweden Might Be a Haven, But It's Not Heaven’: American War Resisters in Sweden During the Vietnam War
Ersta Sköndal University College, Department of Social Sciences.
2015 (English)In: Immigrants & Minorities, ISSN 0261-9288, E-ISSN 1744-0521, Vol. 33, no 3, 205-230 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article examines the experience of the 1000 or so Americans who sought refuge fromtheVietnamWar in Sweden betweenApril 1967 andMarch 1973. At the time the public discussion surrounding thesemenwas not easily disentangled from the larger political debate being waged between the right and left about the war, and such polemics ultimately distorted the media’s reporting on the exiles. Above all, this politicised coverage exaggerated the war resisters’ adjustment problems in Sweden, and it also obscured the reality that many of the challenges that these men faced in exile were common to those of most newly arrived immigrant groups in Sweden during this period.

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2015. Vol. 33, no 3, 205-230 p.
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Vietnam War, US Military offenders, Deserters, Draft resisters, Sweden post-1945, History, Immigrants in Sweden
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URN: urn:nbn:se:esh:diva-5075DOI: 10.1080/02619288.2014.923992OAI: oai:DiVA.org:esh-5075DiVA: diva2:903989
Available from: 2016-02-17 Created: 2016-02-17 Last updated: 2016-02-24Bibliographically approved

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