According to the General Secretary of the UN, Ban Ki Moon, we are currently witnessing the biggest humanitarian crisis since World War 2. On one hand there are refugees fleeing from wars in the Middle East and on the other there are migrants from all over the world who are desperately trying to improve their situation by moving to the EU. Nations in the EU are beginning to take political action in order to stop the flow of people trying to get in, whether they are migrants or refugees. The Danish government is no different. By putting up adverts and reforming the asylum laws, the government is trying its utmost to make Denmark as unattractive as possible. This project’s hypothesis is that the dominating discourse surrounding the refugee question is being challenged by society and collective action is taking place. The focus of the project is the organization named Venligboerne Flygtningehjælp, which has emerged because of the necessity to take action in a collective manner and show that the people still have the capability, resources and time to help. By performing three interviews with key members of the organization and analyzing these through Fairclough’s critical discourse analysis, the dominating discourses of the members are defined. The Prime Minister’s speech and the following tightening of the Danish asylum laws, are analyzed using the critical discourse analysis and supported by Lakoff’s concept of framing, to define the dominating discourse surrounding the refugee question. The results of the analyses are discussed, supported by a variety of cultural theories, including Melucci’s theory of collective action, Steele’s white guilt, Eriksen’s disobedience and Barber and Boje’s civil society.
|Uddannelser||Basis - Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis|
|Udgivelsesdato||21 dec. 2015|