Danmark og den glemte slavetid - repræsentationer og konstruktioner af den anden i nyere undervisningsmateriale

Nikoline Ladefoged Birk

Studenteropgave: Kandidatprojekt


This project seeks to explore and problematize how Denmark and its others are represented and constructed in an educational textbook, published in 2017, called ”When Denmark was a slave nation”, about the Danish colonial past in the Danish West Indies and the participation in the transatlantic slave trade. By combining theory on representation and discourse analysis with postcolonial perspectives, the project examines how relations between the colonizers and the enslaved people are constructed in the textbook. In this process, it points out the complications in privileging the “White History”, and thus neglecting the perspectives of the enslaved people. Moving forward, the project sets off to discuss the role of fiction and other media in narrating the grievous history of the Danish West Indies, exposing how fiction and other media can contribute in telling other perspectives in conflict situations. Ultimately, the project concludes that in terms of bringing in different voices of the other and constructing more diverse perspectives on the Danish colonial past, fiction and other media can play an important role.

UddannelserKommunikation, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) KandidatKultur- og Sprogmødestudier, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat
Udgivelsesdato28 maj 2018
Antal sider58
VejledereRikke Andreassen


  • undervisning
  • kolonihistorie
  • Dansk Vestindien
  • repræsentation
  • postkolonial teori