Sted og Identitet

Anne Marie Jensen, Kristina Andersen, Emma Pedersen, Helena Stolt, Maria Ertner, Mathias Faurum & Casper Dalsten

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


This project examines how the environment and community in the outskirts of Denmark, more specifically the area Lolland-Falster, affects the individual’s identity formation. To study this subject we have conducted a group interview with participants who either grew up or moved to Lolland-Falster. To analyze our empirical data, we chose to use three theorists. Zygmunt Bauman was chosen to create a context from a social point of view. To examine the environmental psychological aspects, we chose Harold M. Proshansky’s theories and to ana-lyze the participants’ way of interacting with each other, we have used Erving Goffman. Our analysis is focused on the participants’ way of presenting and reflecting on their childhood and the social community, which they create in their physical environment. Our analysis con-cludes that our participants have a tendency to convert non-places into places in their search for safety, freedom and continuity in the liquid modernity. In relation to this we have dis-cussed whether our participants can be characterized as vagabonduals and turistuals in rela-tion to Bauman’s theory. Through this discussion we conclude that our participants use Proshansky’s five functions to adapt to the liquid modernity and that they cannot be charac-terized as one or the other. Our analysis and discussion brings us to the conclusion that the environment in Lolland-Falster does affect the identity formation of the participants. Our participants have developed an environmental past from the environment on Lolland-Falster. This affects their place-identity and their place belongingness, which is reinforced by the community. The identity formation is a dynamic process, and our participants’ environmental past will therefore continue to affect it throughout their lives.

UddannelserBasis - Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato25 jan. 2016
VejledereEmilie Beglaubter


  • identitetsdannelse
  • goffman
  • bauman
  • Udkantsdanmark
  • proshansky