En undersøgelse af kulturrepræsentation hos CPH:DOX i en autenticitetspræget tid

Camilla Møller Petersen, Cathrine Kesia Paulsen, Karoline Skarsteen Andersen, Anja Thye & Amanda Bros Rasmussen

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


Résumé With a scientific theoretical approach to social constructivism, this research examines how the Danish documentary festival CPH:DOX represents culture through a selection and dissemination of documentaries from around the world. Our choice of case, CPH:DOX, is based on an increasing tendency to pursue authenticity that we have noticed in society, which is supported by two of our theorists Andrew Potter and Charles Taylor in our research. Throughout the project we will conduct a qualitative interview with the programmer at CPH:DOX, Mads Mikkelsen. Furthermore, we will perform a representation analysis based on Stuart Halls theory of representation and an analysis on CPH:DOX' cultural understanding and expressions based on Kirsten Hastrups occupation with culture. The analysis is based on three analytical levels: CPH:DOX' explicit vision, the movie descriptions on their website and furthermore Mads Mikkelsens statements and reflections through the qualitative interview. Moreover, we will divide the analysis into three general themes, which we will name 'geografisk spredning', 'skjult politisk agenda' and 'forandringspotentiale'. Through the analysis we will examine how these analytical levels are consistent and analyze these in relation to our theoretical approach. Furthermore, we will discuss our results from the analysis according to Halls symbolic power perspective and thereby discuss CPH:DOX' position of power. In addition to this, we will discuss CPH:DOX' position in the authenticity tendency, and how this effects their position of power. On the basis of the analysis and the discussion, we will conclude how CPH:DOX' selection of movies, gives them power to represent 'the other' from a western perspective. Finally, we can conclude that CPH:DOX' intentions about breaking with the western discourses concerning “the other” are good, but that it is hard to execute in reality, because these discourses are embedded in society and our understanding. Thereby CPH:DOX ends up reproducing the discourses that they seek to break.

UddannelserKultur- og Sprogmødestudier, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat
Udgivelsesdato21 jun. 2013
VejledereIda Meisling


  • Autenticitet
  • Diskurs
  • Kulturrepræsentation
  • Magt