Grønlænderen. Den gode danske borger

Rasmus Linnemann Buggeskov, Katrine Thomsen & Ann Sophie Dorph Andersen

Studenteropgave: Fagmodulprojekt


The intention of this project is to look at how Denmark has defined Greenland throughout a period from 1940 to 1966. The reason for choosing this time period is that Denmark intensi-fied their colonisation of Greenland through these years. By using empirical data, like Jette Bang’s photo book “Greenland” from 1940 and a short movie “Sisimiut” instructed by Joergen Roos in 1966, we will look at, what Danish discourses there have been about the Greenlandic people in this period of time. Furthermore we are looking at how these discourses still impact the Greenlandic society today. To answer this we have been using Tim Cresswell’s theory “In place / out of place” and Edward Said’s theory “Orientalism”. Along with this, we have been using Edward Said’s interpretation of Michel Foucault’s discourse analysis.
Our conclusion was that there existed two Danish discourses between 1940 and 1966. The first one focused on Denmark as a mother nation and the other one focused on Denmark as a powerful nation who oppressed the Greenlandic people. These discourses show that the rela-tion between Greenland and Denmark has been unequal, which still affects the Greenlandic society today.

UddannelserGeografi, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor
Udgivelsesdato28 dec. 2016
Antal sider42


  • Grønland
  • Diskurs
  • Kolonitiden
  • Dansk koloni
  • Kulturgeografi
  • Danmark - Grønland
  • Foucault
  • Edward Said
  • Tim Creswell
  • Orientalisme
  • In/out of place
  • Diskursteori