Abstract This master thesis concerns marginalization of ethnic minority boys in the Danish society, and possible options to prevent this. The matter of contention is, that ethnic minority boys are being excluded, form the Danish primary school, which – to sum up – would result in crime. The political answer to this problem lies in preventive efforts, such as including children in youth-clubs. With an amount of skepticism I therefor investigate a specific youth-club and its daily practice, and to what extend this club seems to be including ethnic minority boys. The methodical tools I have used to explore this are participatory observations of the daily practice, and interviews with children and staff from the youth-club. My empirical data is analyzed and discussed by Michel Foucault’s theories of power and knowledge, discipline and subjectivity. To discuss how children are categorized, and thereby marginalized, I involve results from Laura Gilliam’s studies of a primary school, which concludes that certain pupils are being categorized and thereby excluded. The conclusion to this thesis is, that the youth-club has different ways to categorize children and therefor includes the ethnic minority boys, but in the meantime marginalizes other children, due to an educational and a social discourse.
|Uddannelser||Pædagogik og Uddannelsesstudier, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat|
|Udgivelsesdato||30 apr. 2014|