Prostitution - Pluralisme Perspektiver og Polarisering

Rasmus Holm, Lea Brith Grummisgaard Friedberg, Amalieh Balling & Fríði Jensen

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


We seek to examine which understandings and perspectives are prevalent in the debate on prostitution. We strive to depict the moral issues in prostitution as neutral as possible, although we do engage the field with a normative presupposition of an existing over homogenization towards a heterogeneous group. Thus, we have examined the historical elements of prostitution in a Danish context and gathered applicable research in the field of prostitution. Furthermore, we have conducted: A focus group interview consisting students of social science in Roskilde University; an interview with a clinic prostitute; as well as an analysis on a discussion forum in Eroguide.DK. Our theoretical framework to analyse these were Howard S. Beckers theory on outsiders, Margaretha Järvinen and Marie Heinskou’s theoretical approaches to prostitution and finally intersectional thinking. Based on our analysis, we conclude three main points: There were genuine divergent experiences by the prostitutes between the different arenas; that our focus group labeled the prostitutes by stereotypical associations, in which the prostitutes also had experienced; and that the predominant debate on prostitution in the Danish society was primarily based on two inimical polarized approaches.

UddannelserSocialvidenskab, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat
Udgivelsesdato18 dec. 2014
VejledereKaren Sjørup


  • Polarisering
  • Prostitution
  • Intersektionalitetstænkning
  • Becker
  • Feminisme
  • Pluralistisk