Prostitution i Danmark

Anne Kongsted Møller, Jonas Schwanenflügel Eilskov Jensen, Emilie Mont, Amalie Schwartz Hagedorn, Casper Bjerregaard Kristiansen & Sara Raaberg

Studenteropgave: Basisprojekt


This paper aims to examine the discourse surrounding prostitution in Denmark and how this dis-course is affected by different parties. The paper also focuses on how the subject is affected by the discourse and how individuals deal with this. To accomplish this, we have analysed expressions from the Danish social and interior minister Astrid Krag and sex worker Sofie Brandvarm. In this analy-sis, we have applied theories of Erving Goffman, Michel Foucault, and Stuart Hall as well as some of the fundamentals of discourse analysis.

The theories applied are Foucault’s theories of power and discourse, especially how the subject is affected by the relation between power and discourse here under Halls theory of representation and Goffman’s theory of stigmatisation and how it affects the subject’s opportunities in the discursive society. The paper discusses how certain words can affect the discourse, and how the parties use dif-ferent types of argumentation. Furthermore, how the different parties are positioned in the discourse and their possibility of agency in said discourse, here in, the paper examines how Foucault’s studies of bio-power effects the positions of the subjects in society.

We will examine the function of the statements Krag presents in the public and political debate about prostitution in Denmark. Our purpose is to get a deeper understanding of what mechanisms are related to how the discourse affects the subject.
We want to discuss the different parties positions in relation to the debate and how their opinions af-fects the discourse.

UddannelserBasis - Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato16 dec. 2019
Antal sider69
VejledereFranziska Bork Petersen


  • Prostitution
  • Diskurs og magt