Personlig frihed: religiøs undertrykkelse (ny titel: Maskeringsforbuddet): Maskeringsforbuddet

Freja Thronsen, Lisa Marie Bak, Amalie Victoria Mogensen & Line Bukdal Endrup Jacobsen

Studenteropgave: Basisprojekt


This paper examines the danish maskeringsforbud. A law that bans masking in public places. It investigates how the different discourses of burka and niqab, Islam and women rights in Den-mark affect each other and the populations view on the issues regarding the prohibition. We examine, through a comparative analysis, how different people talk into different discourses about religious clothing, Islam and women rights. By including an international and critical per-spective from the book Jomfruhinder og hijab by Mona Eltahawy, who believes religious clothing is oppressive to women, we explore what is missing in the public debate in Denmark. This gives us an opportunity to challenge the perspectives of the organisation Kvinder i Dialog, who believes religious clothing is an honourable and positive thing. We also use theories about how collective identities, nationality and the understanding of ‘strangers’ illustrates the reasons for maskeringsforbuddet. By this we discuss the aspects of the law and examines the theoreti-cal foundation for why a nation like Denmark feel the need to legislate on this matter. As a re-sult of our study, we reached the conclusion that in order to help the real problem about reli-gious clothing, which is oppression, the majority needs to give space for the minority to talk in their discourse and listen to it. This could give a result of bigger diversity and acceptance of all people in the nation, and also give the opportunity to focus on the oppression happening in the Middle Eastern countries.

UddannelserBasis - Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato17 dec. 2018
Antal sider37
VejledereTore Elias Harsløf Holst