In this project we study how the social enterprise Place de Bleu can enhance marginalised ethnic minority women’s preconditions for an active citizenship in the municipality of Copenhagen. The foundations of this project are critical hermeneutics and based on our normative pre-understandings, whereby we mean that all citizens should have equal opportunities for participating in the society. Our pre-understandings are influenced by the conceptual framework of the project composed of theories by Gerard Delanty, Axel Honneth and Pierre Bourdieu. Gerard Delanty’s four-dimensional conceptualisation of citizenship and the idea of cultural citizenship as a learning process help us to define, what an active citizenship implies. In line with Delanty we assume, that citizenship should promote the inclusion of all citizens in the society. In line with Honneth we assume that recognition is a basic necesesity for all individuals in order to promote their selv-realisation and autonomous participation in society. The fundamental assumption, we collect from Bourdieu’s empirical work, is that there exist dominance and power structures in the social world positioning individuals unequally to each other. Combining our conceptual framework, relevant research reports and five qualitative interviews with employees and marginalised ethnic minority women from Place de Bleu we bring our pre-understandings into play in the analysis thanks to the “hermeneutical spiral”. We conclude that there exist several systemic barriers which Place de Bleu is unable to break. However, by recognising the women’s skills and differences and increasing their possession of capitals, we find that Place de Bleu can improve their preconditions for understanding their rights and duties in the Danish society. The women’s preconditions for participating in the Danish society and their preconditions for identifying themselves as fellow citizens are also improved by their affiliation to Place de Bleu. Therefore we find that Place de Bleu can improve the ethnic minority women’s preconditions for an active citizenship.
|Uddannelser||Socialvidenskab, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat|
|Udgivelsesdato||9 jan. 2012|
- etniske minoritetskvinder