‘How does the concept ‘immigrant’ function within debates about national identities in Denmark 2001-2016?’

Maria Corral Alfonso

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


How can we understand this paradox, in which parties like the Danish Popular Party [Dansk Folkeparti] achieve electoral successes, in a country with some of the highest rates of employment and social protection across Europe? Is it a result of ‘cultural’ wars between Danes and the ‘Other’? Or is this a dualistic simplification of a more complex issue? This work will attempt to answer these questions by focusing on the meaning of immigrant in relation to Danish identity, the use of it by different political and social actors, and the relevance of this research in the light of events like the Muhammad Cartoon Crisis.

UddannelserKultur- og Sprogmødestudier, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat
Udgivelsesdato22 maj 2016
VejledereLene Bull Christiansen


  • immigration
  • Danish national identity