This project seeks to examine polarisations in the Danish society between ethnic Danes and Danes of Middle Eastern origin. Based on critical discourse analysis, as defined by Norman Fairclough, and complemented by Benedict Anderson’s theory of imagined communities, this project will study whether such a tendency can be said to exist. This project will be angled towards an analysis of the media - quite specifically taking the case of Alisiv Ceran on the 28th of August 2014 in Copenhagen as an example. The aim of the analysis is to uncover whether a polarisation between the two aforementioned ethnic groups is a construction of the media. The debate of a divide between ethnic groups in Denmark has been widely discussed in the media and is very relevant to the present Danish society. The question in this matter lies within, whether a polarisation between ethnic Danes and Danes of Middle Eastern origin exists and if such a polarisation tendency can be found in the coverage of the case of Alisiv Ceran. Through the project it has found that a polarisation between ethnic Danes and Danes of Middle Eastern origin is reproduced in the Danish media. Furthermore, it has been found that a likely reason for case to have taken place is based on the fact that this polarisation is existent in the Danish society.
|Uddannelser||Basis - Samfundsvidenskabelig Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis|
|Udgivelsesdato||16 jan. 2015|