is Associate professor of Ethnic studies at the University of Linköping, Sweden. He received his Ph.D. from the Program in Literature at Duke University, USA, in 1997. His most recent book is A Brief History of the Masses: Three revolutions, published by Columbia University Press in 2008.He is also a senior literary critic at Sweden's leading daily Dagens Nyheter. He has contributed to numerous Swedish and international magazines and journals such as Ord&Bild, Lettre International, New Left Review, boundary 2, New German Critique, Representations, Humboldt and Art Forum.
On the North, literature and colonialism
Nordic countries might not have a "classical" colonial past, writes Stefan Jonsson, yet a "northern colonialism" does exist. Any understanding of it must start with Nordic culture's view of nature and the myth of the "first man". [German version added] [more]
The container is the universal unit of the global commodity society, facilitating the swift exchange of all kinds of product. Precarity, likewise, connotes a basic form of labour that submissively and flexibly adjusts to any form of employment and system of production. [Ukrainian version added] [more]
New matrixes of historical consciousness in inter-war Europe
The objectively perceived mass with its collective "face", formless and thus formable? Or the mass as a subjective entity, endowed with a perceptual apparatus of its own? The drama of the Weimar Republic unfolded between these two poles, writes Stefan Jonsson. [more]