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The ghettos in Denmark: An anthropological study of the development and debate about ghettos in Denmark

Ahrens Johansen, Helene LU (2011) SANK01 20111
Social Anthropology
Abstract (Swedish)
This bachelor’s thesis is an anthropological analysis of the ghetto debate in Denmark taking place from October 2010 to April 2011. Considering the different actors in the debate; the politicians, the ethnic minorities as well as the ethnic Danish residents of the ghetto, and the Danish population in general it will become clear that the debate about ghettos is very different between those trying to propose a politic on the subject and those living in the ghetto. By placing this discussion in a global perspective with a focus on the current financial crisis, it will become evident that the whole debate is somewhat provoked by the pressure from the downward economical situation of the society. The downturn of the Danish society has shifted... (More)
This bachelor’s thesis is an anthropological analysis of the ghetto debate in Denmark taking place from October 2010 to April 2011. Considering the different actors in the debate; the politicians, the ethnic minorities as well as the ethnic Danish residents of the ghetto, and the Danish population in general it will become clear that the debate about ghettos is very different between those trying to propose a politic on the subject and those living in the ghetto. By placing this discussion in a global perspective with a focus on the current financial crisis, it will become evident that the whole debate is somewhat provoked by the pressure from the downward economical situation of the society. The downturn of the Danish society has shifted the society from reaching towards a modern, multicultural society to a society craving for tradition and nationalism. This is the unshakable nature of globalization, where centres and periphery areas shifts on been the centre of economy. What this analysis can contribute to is to show how the politic and the population in Denmark has polarized themselves into two blocks fighting for the best solution to work through this crisis, which have resulted in a passioned fight against intruders of the Danish ontology, and a hectic debate on how to integrate these into the society. (Less)
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author
Ahrens Johansen, Helene LU
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organization
course
SANK01 20111
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Ghettoisation, immigration, discrimination, global systemic anthropology, crisis
language
English
id
2157844
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2011-09-20 07:45:54
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  abstract     = {This bachelor’s thesis is an anthropological analysis of the ghetto debate in Denmark taking place from October 2010 to April 2011. Considering the different actors in the debate; the politicians, the ethnic minorities as well as the ethnic Danish residents of the ghetto, and the Danish population in general it will become clear that the debate about ghettos is very different between those trying to propose a politic on the subject and those living in the ghetto. By placing this discussion in a global perspective with a focus on the current financial crisis, it will become evident that the whole debate is somewhat provoked by the pressure from the downward economical situation of the society. The downturn of the Danish society has shifted the society from reaching towards a modern, multicultural society to a society craving for tradition and nationalism. This is the unshakable nature of globalization, where centres and periphery areas shifts on been the centre of economy. What this analysis can contribute to is to show how the politic and the population in Denmark has polarized themselves into two blocks fighting for the best solution to work through this crisis, which have resulted in a passioned fight against intruders of the Danish ontology, and a hectic debate on how to integrate these into the society.},
  author       = {Ahrens Johansen, Helene},
  keyword      = {Ghettoisation,immigration,discrimination,global systemic anthropology,crisis},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {The ghettos in Denmark: An anthropological study of the development and debate about ghettos in Denmark},
  year         = {2011},
}