Date en indsat

Krista Bjerknæs Fallesen, Nadia Charlotte Dahlgren Petersen, Sara Tang Møller & Simone Weihrauch

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


This project seeks to introduce the facebook group “Date en indsat” (Date a Prisoner) as a contemporary social phenomenon - a platform where prisoners and former prisoners can interact with one another as well as non-prisoners. The purpose is to establish contact with the motivation of finding a date or love, as the name of the group indicates. The purpose of the project is to examine; which values the prisoners establish contact through “Date en indsat” and further on, to explain how cultural norms as part of the community are expressed by individual presentations. The project is carried out through the use of a social constructivistic approach and by the methods of interviews and a content analysis. In order to derive points from the empirical data, we are using a composite theory based on Stuart Hall’s theory of subculture, Manuel Castells’ theory of the virtual community together with Erving Goffman’s theory of stigma as well as points featured in his theory "The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life". According to our analysis, we conclude that "Date en indsat" is an established subculture, which appears in a virtual community by a mutual stigma. We find that the community as a group seek out their common cultural norms throughout individual presentations. They further on try to construct own rules of right and wrong to determine a joint sense of community. This process originates in a search for a date or love to provide them hope of a bright future.

UddannelserBasis - Samfundsvidenskabelig Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato27 maj 2015
VejledereTroels Schultz Larsen


  • Prisoner
  • Goffman
  • Castell
  • Indsat
  • Date
  • Subculture