Flygtninges hverdagsliv i Danmark

Hallgaard Jonsson, Anna Ida, Mathilde Trier Reindel, Millie Cammilla Weng, Arusa Choughti, Gabela Aldina & Christine Bonde

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


The purpose of the present project is to inquire into the everyday life of refugees in Danish society. Such an inquiry is of immediate interest in the context of the ongoing refugee crisis and the resulting political debate. The project will be based on two qualitative interviews, and the refugees’ experience of everyday life (hverdagsliv) in Danish society is investigated using critical psychology and first person perspective (første-persons perspektiv). The empirical data will be related to concepts introduced by the critical psychologists, Klaus Holzkamp and Ole Dreier; these concepts include among others day-to-day way of life, consistency of actions (handlesammenhænge), context (kontekst), and participation (deltagelse). In the study of these concepts, themes like language, education, and employment have been found relevant. In addition to the concepts originating from critical psychology, the concepts of inclusion, exclusion, and integration are applied in the analysis of the interviewees’ experience of life in the Danish society. Furthermore, the relevant themes are discussed in relation to established criteria of good integration in order to relate the experiences of the interviewees within a broader societal context. It is concluded in the project that the everyday life of refugees in their new country is influenced by their earlier everyday life in their respective home countries. The day-to-day way of life, the consistency of actions, and the contexts they entered into in their home country affect the way in which the refugees organise their everyday life in Denmark. In addition, their everyday life is influenced by the societal conditions they face as refugees. It is, however, important to note that, despite these conditions, the refugees take an active part in creating their own life while manoeuvring between earlier consistency of actions (handlesammenhænge) and societal conditions in their current everyday life.

UddannelserPsykologi, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat
Udgivelsesdato18 dec. 2015
VejledereHjortholt Bettina


  • flygtninge
  • livsverdensinterview
  • hverdagsliv
  • handlesammenhæng
  • første-persons perspektiv
  • kritisk psykologi