Mad der fordrer fællesskaber: Food that creates communities

Rasmus Blindum, Martine Søndergård & Alissa Rogova

Studenteropgave: Speciale


This project examines through a hermeneutic approach how the “Indvandrer Kvindecentret” in “Indre Nørrebro” through cooking and food growing create communities and what women achieve by entering into these communities. The subject area is based on the center's two projects; “Send Flere Krydderier” and “Dyrk Flere Krydderier” and on the women who are active in these two projects. We have through our preconceptions, empirical material and concepts of postcolonialism and cosmopolitanism, and Robert Putnam's conceptualisation of social capital and Pierre Bourdieu's capital concepts interpreted that women achieve communities through exchanges of experience of their food capital. The communities largely take the character of bonding form, both through formal and informal communities, and we see few examples of bridging. In addition, we interpret that women obtain recognition of their food capital through projects with women sharing their cultural experience either in the form of cooking, beauty tips or cultivation, thus learning from each other. This experience and activation of their food capital we interpret affects their self-confidence and family relations in a positive manner. Moreover, we interpret that the closed bonding communities “Indvandrer Kvindecentret” creates can be considered to provide the women with tools that may eventually open up communities of bridging character.

UddannelserGeografi, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat
Udgivelsesdato21 jan. 2016
VejledereMathilde Dissing Christensen


  • postkolonialisme
  • Mad
  • Kapitalformer
  • fællesskaber
  • Indvandrer Kvindecentret
  • kosmopolisme