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Astrid Marie Sonne-Frederiksen, Sidsel Sakse Bennetsen, Thomas Feldstedt & Laura Haugsted Jedrzejowska

Studenteropgave: Speciale


The aim of this research paper is to gain knowledge relating tothe segregation of the urban city. “Tænketanken 2025” assess that the biggest challenge for urban communities is the physical and social segregation. We have chosen to investigate this claim by focusing on the community in the urban city district of Sydhavnen. To achieve this goal,the problem statement has been divided into two dimensions: Firstly, acharacterization of the districts residential areas including the residents everyday practices. Secondlytodetermine whether a physical place, as Karens Minde, has the potential to bring together communities across the district. Theproject's theoreticalframework will centre on the schism between the utopian and dystopian directions and will consist of thetheoretical frameworksof sociologist Pierre Bourdieu, sociologist Zygmunt Bauman and political scientist Robert D. Putnam.Our methodological reflections appear in the argument of the qualitative approach, the way in which interviews and participant observationwere conducted, including our abductive approach. Subsequently we present our methodological approaches, including how the empirical datawereproduced through qualitative life world interviews and participant observation. Following this approach we analysed the empiricismaccording to the research question and reached the conclusionthat the cultural and economic capital to a certain extent,determines the residential segregation, but also that the informants' everyday practices and movement patterns support this segregation. We reachedthe conclusion thatKarens Minde canbothcreate potentials for meetings across the district,througha wide range of activities.The framework also creates the possibility of beingpart of both a temporary and a permanent community,while emphasizingthatvoluntary work andcooperativerelationshipsas a potential

UddannelserSocialvidenskab, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat
Udgivelsesdato27 maj 2015
VejledereYvonne Mørck


  • Segregation
  • Communities
  • Urban city
  • Sydhavnen
  • Karens Minde