Tobias Palme, Sami Akhtar, Sarah Johannesson, Marie Gregers Møller Christensen & Christian Fuhrmann Mortensen

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


Abstract This Project examines the official list of socially disadvantaged housing areas – the so-­‐‑called “ghettolist, the wording of it and the governments actions in relations to the list. The purpose of the assignment is to focus on the impact the list has on the involved residents and the pic-­‐‑ ture it gives the rest of the society. In addition to this, it focuses on the background of the list and its use as a managing tool in context of integration. The assignment is based on theoretical empiricism from theorists such as Loïc Wacquant and Erving Goffman. In addition, we have conducted a qualitatively interview with a social worker from a community centre to reach an understanding of the list’s impact on the social disad-­‐‑ vantaged housing areas and to understand what the impact has been on the residents in this area. We have also analysed statistical data from the area to support the fore mentioned in-­‐‑ terview. This is to clarify the structure of the list itself. This gives the project both a qualitative and quantitative angle on the subject. The conclusion of the project is that the concept of the “ghetto” takes up a lot of time in the media and on the politician’s agenda. The governments list of socially disadvantaged areas was created as a tool to solve some of the issues within the areas. The critics of the list stres-­‐‑ ses that instead of the helping, the list contributes to further exclusion and stigma from socie-­‐‑ ty for the residents. The theorists such as Loïc Wacquant, emphasize that the list is misguiding because the areas it involves cannot truly be defined as ghettos. Those who support the list states the word ghetto gives the public an easy understanding of the housing areas and cont-­‐‑ ributes to involve people in the debate around the subject. So the usage of the lists and its usability to solve social problems is most definitely determined of the user’s definition of the word ghetto.

UddannelserBasis - Samfundsvidenskabelig Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato20 dec. 2015
VejledereDorte Bay Høyerup


  • Ghetto
  • Ghettolist