Stedet fortæller - et studie af stedstilknytning: A story of a place - a study of belonging

Sara Deis Christensen, Kathrine Person Breindahl & David Jul

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


The human need of belonging to one place in particular is a widespread understanding in the world of human geography. With the recognition that the attachment to places is an individual and changeable process, there is based on the individual’s different phase of life, present experiences and expectations, we study the human connection to a place. The place is not seen as objective, but something created and given meaning in the residents' awareness of the different elements that are formed. This process is also the foundation for both identity of place and the identity with place, through which it is made possible for the individual, to obtain an attachment to a given place. The project is based on the small town Lille Skensved, an East Zealand village north of Køge, based on residents' perception and narratives of their own place attachment. Throughout our empirical work, we have created an impression of how a resident of Little Skensved feels a place-attachment to this place as their home. There appears to be many different factors involved in the degree of this attachment, the significance of the specific location is incredibly different from one person to another. This project has a structural framework, in which the analysis is unfolds. Through a segregation of life phases, we study and interpreted the individuals' ties to the place, and the limits and possibilities there is of the various phases of life, and how this is has an influence on the attachment to place. Further discussed is the gap between being a native and a newcomer, as this has proved to be a crucial aspect when it comes to the attachment to the place. Further, the local social relations are under discussion, as this also seems to be an essential element in the sense of belonging. We see a great importance of the place seen from the inside, and through this project, we wants to share a part of a reality, perceived and told by the residents of Lille Skensved.

UddannelserGeografi, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat
Udgivelsesdato19 jan. 2012
VejledereKeld Buciek


  • Etnografisk feltstudie
  • Stedsidentitet
  • Stedets identitet
  • Fællesskab
  • Sted
  • Landby
  • Lille Skensved
  • Livsfaser