Betydningsforskelle i en grønlandsk selvstændighedsdiskurs

Marie Christin Heise, Simone Lindberg Gregersen, Sofia Lotz Samuelsen & Sigrid Pepke Jeppesen

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


In this project we seek to examine how meaning is attached to the notion of independence seen in a Greenlandic perspective and context. We have found that in order to do this comprehensively, the relationship between Greenland and Denmark has to be brought into perspective. One approach to examine this relationship is by drawing on postcolonial theories by Edward W. Said and Kirsten Thisted. As Said is a well known and recognized theorist on the subject of postcoloniality and on how discursive practices hereby plays an important role, his theory presented in “Orientalism” is of big relevance to our study. His theory is hereby used as a fundamental understanding of postcolonial elements whereas Thisted is used as a continuation to it. Thisted is theoretically concerned with Greenland - and in the perspective of postcolonialism therefore also deals with its relationship with Denmark. Our main focus is on how the notion of independence is expressed throughout our empirical data which consists of the novel “Bekendelser” by Hans Anthon Lynge, a debate with three introductory speakers followed by four interviews with the author of the novel and the three speakers: Aviaja, Hans Peder and Ortu. To achieve an enhanced understanding of how the empirical data can be used to grasp the notion of independence, we furthermore draw on Ernesto Laclau’s theory of discourse.

UddannelserKultur- og Sprogmødestudier, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat
Udgivelsesdato19 maj 2014
VejledereBjörn Hakon Lingner


  • Grønland
  • Selvstændighed