This article explores the experiences of Syrian asylum seekers, who are waiting for their decision or have recently received it, in Sweden. The empirical data were collected through semi-structured interviews with ten women and men during a month-long period of fieldwork conducted in the autumn of 2016 in an asylum center located in the south of Sweden. The research queries the regimes of power that shape the everyday realities of respondents, mainly the Swedish state, the camp administration, and the wider Swedish society. Simultaneously, the study illustrates how individuals are active agents, navigating their interactions and resisting and negotiating the established power relations.
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