New Citizen in Denmark

Stine B. E. Kjærgaard, Laura Teisner Pedersen, Alan Ryan Husum, Mikkel Johan Goodall & Mark Phanchana Christiansen

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


This project revolves around the conceptions and discourses of integration, and assimilation in the Danish welfare system, and the issues and problems associated with these theories. This is investigated through immigration in a historical background, followed by a theoretical part explaining different assimilation theories including the civic assimilation model, and the theories of identity and hybridity. The integration booklet “Citizen in Denmark” is used as a case study along with life stories from the book “Vejen til Vollsmose.” The project concludes that political discourses have potential to suppress immigrants‟ cultures through guiding them to abandon their own cultural identity in order to achieve full integration. These elements are contextualized and substantiated through the analysis of the booklet.

UddannelserKultur- og Sprogmødestudier, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat
Udgivelsesdato17 jan. 2011


  • Civic Assimilationism
  • Life Stories
  • Welfare State
  • Citizen in Denmark
  • Denmark
  • Stuart Hall
  • Nation-State
  • Discourse analysis
  • Identity
  • Immigrants