This paper examines the problematising discourses about Muslim minorities and specifically immigrants in Danish political speeches from 2001 to 2018. Furthermore, this paper contex-tualises a number of events and political initiatives that has spurred our interest in comparing the Danish discourses to German political discourses about Jews from 1933 to 1943.
The analysis of both Danish and German political speeches is based upon Michel Foucault’s theory of discourse and Norman Fairclough’s critical discourse analysis. In light of our anal-ysis, we have identified three similar discourses in the Danish and German speeches and one so-called “extermination”-discourse only appears in the German speeches.
The discourse comparison in this paper is based upon the theories of Peter Hervik and Sara Ahmed who discuss the similarities and differences of the respective discourses. In addition, this paper further discuss the effects and consequences of the discourses’ influence on soci-ety. In this context, various examples of political initiatives against racialized religious mi-norities such as Jews and Muslims are included.
The development of both the critical discourses and the political initiatives in Denmark from 2001 to 2018 bears an unsettling resemblance with some of the tendencies of the German dis-courses and initiatives in 1933 to 1943. Conclusively, this paper examines that discourses mentioned in our analysis have achieved a more hegemonic position in Danish society. Also, it has been examined how these discourses manifest themselves in political initiatives taken from 2018.
|Uddannelser||Basis - Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis|
|Udgivelsesdato||17 dec. 2018|