Stefan Lund

Stefan Lund


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Works at Department of Education
Visiting address Frescativägen 54
Postal address Institutionen för pedagogik och didaktik 106 91 Stockholm

About me

Stefan Lund is a professor in the Department of

Education at Stockholm University, Sweden. His research interests include educational policy, school choice, school culture, symbolic boundaries, multicultural incorporation, and sociology of sports. He has, for example, published Immigrant incorporation, Education and the boundaries of belonging (2020), School Choice, Ethnic Divisions and Symbolic Boundaries (2015) and articles in Journal of Education Policy, Sociology of Sports and Sports, Education and Society.


A selection from Stockholm University publication database
  • 2020. Stefan Lund.

    In this edited volume, authors analyze how symbolic boundaries of belonging are negotiated and reflected upon by school actors in different educational contexts and how that contributes to a richer understanding of the ways in which "we-ness" acts as a fundamentally structuring force in immigrant incorporation. The analyses draw on cultural sociologist Jeffrey Alexander's work on civil sphere theory, thus grasping both the solidaristic dimensions of incorporation and processes of exclusion. Chapters are guided by two major themes: school choice/ethnic school segregation and religion/faith in schooling. Both of these themes provide rich examples of how immigrant school actors negotiate the symbolic codes that define boundaries of belonging/non-belonging in different communities. This focus will broaden the understanding of how educational practices and formal schooling works in relation to immigrant incorporation into different school cultures, as well as in the Swedish civil sphere.

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Last updated: June 5, 2020

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