Integration og medier

Jeppe Valeur, Brask Sørensen, Ida Eddy, Mohamad C. Ayoub, Raneem Benkraiam, Izma Hussain & Tore Harboe Henriksen

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


This paper deals with the problems that arise due to the media’s coverage of the visible minorities in the Danish society. To define the problems above we have chosen to initiate the project by explaining used methods and theories followed by an explanation of the media's coverage of visible minorities throughout time and up until ‘Juletræssagen’ in 2012. Throughout a concentrated explanation, it has been possible for us to se how the general discourse has been in the Danish media since the 1960’s and until 2012. These informations has helped us create a picture of how the Danish media created a negative or positive discourse of the visible minorities in the Danish society. Hereafter we have used Norman Fairclough’s critical discourse analysis coherent with Axel Honneth’s theory of recognition to cover the articulation in Ekstra Bladet and Politiken’s coverage of visible minorities in the Danish society. Norman Fairclough’s critical discourse analysis has been a significant tool to identify the discourses according to the Juletræssag. The result of this information has given us the opportunity to acknowledge the recognition of visible minorities in our society. Through a text analysis of Ekstra Bladet and Politiken’s coverage of the Juletræssag we classify the different discourses. Through the tools of the text analysis we have identified a number of quantitative results which can be categorized as negative, positive or balanced. It has been the foundation to our use of Axel Honneth’s theory about recognition. The focus of the theory is to classify the individuals opportunity to achieve self-realization and individuation. To answer the part of our problem regarding integration, earlier mentioned theory has been use. Finally the paper concludes how greatly these visible minorities, are motivated to become integrated in the Danish society, by using the theory of recognition.

UddannelserBasis - Samfundsvidenskabelig Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato19 dec. 2013
VejledereRikke Egaa Jørgensen


  • Integration
  • Medier