Frederik Timm Bentsen, Svend Laugesen Lunde, Emilie Beisner Öberg, Rasmus Juncker Nielsen & Emilie Ertmar Mencke

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


The purpose of this project is to examine the theory on acceleration and alienation in late modern society, by Hartmut Rosa, amongst humanity students at Roskilde University. Rosa´s theory is seen as a rough outline of a critical theory, which seeks to incorporate time as a dimension in social science. The project is composed of qualitative and empirical research and data, which is used in the analysis to analyze if there are any tendencies of acceleration and alienation among these specific students. In order to conduct an analysis of our problem statement, viewed from different angles, we have chosen to use Rasmus Willig, who´s theory is based on the change of criticism of social structure, and Ove Kaj Pedersen, who has written a book on the competition personality ideal. Based on a focus group interview with three humanity students and an expert interview with a school psychologist, we have come to the conclusion that students, to some extent, experience time pressure as a consequence of the accelerated society. Furthermore we concluded that tendencies exist where students experience being looked upon by the society, as competing objects in the competition state. To sum up on our research, we can conclude that there is a clear tendency to the students being self-critical as a result of the competitive dominated social structure.

UddannelserBasis - Samfundsvidenskabelig Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato18 dec. 2014
VejledereSusanne Klausen


  • Hartmut Rosa
  • Competitive State
  • Alianation
  • Humanity Students
  • Self-Criticism
  • Time
  • Fremdriftsreform
  • Acceleration