Hvem er jeg?

Maja Møller Stürup

Studenteropgave: Speciale

Abstrakt

This thesis takes its point of departure in the research question ‘How does neighbourhood, everyday life and different discourses carry significance in relation to young apparent minorities’ subjectivity?’ and thereby treats young apparent minorities’ subjectivity in Danish society. Their subjectivity is examined from an overall socio-constructionist scientific theoretical standpoint, in the understanding of social constructionism as presented by Gergen, influenced by Foucault. Furthermore social psychology is treated in depth as the thesis is rooted in the field of psychology. The subjectivity is examined by use of positioning theory as presented by Harré, Davies and Langenhove. The boys’ positioning is analysed from different identity resources such as the neighbourhood, the everyday life and the applied discourse of the media in the coverage of apparent minorities in Danish society. Furthermore the significance of membership in different social categories and also internalisation in relation to different positioning strategies and authoritative discourses are analysed. Lastly the results of the analysis are discussed in relation to the explained theories. Among other things it is discussed whether different positioning strategies can lead to feelings of inclusion and exclusion, and how this affects the subjectivity of the individual.

UddannelserPsykologi, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat
SprogDansk
Udgivelsesdato28 feb. 2013
VejledereJo Krøjer

Emneord

  • Sociale kategorier
  • Synlige minoriteter
  • in- og eksklusion
  • Hverdagsliv og kvarter
  • Positioneringsteorien
  • Dskurser