The Others

Natalie Madeleine Jensen, Izabela Majchrzak, Selma Rank, Tore Johan Guldbrandsen & Herle Andkjær

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


Our project “The Others” concerns the topic of “otherness” in connection to the town of Christiania. This project investigates the theories of otherness and how it is related to the human psyche. Theories on the self, the shadow, the scapegoat and the concept of splitting are explored and explained throughout this project. Furthermore, comparing the act of otherness – and what that entails - with the town of Christiania, a connection to these theories is made. A short walkthrough of the history of Christiania is made in order to give both the group and the reader of this project a broader perspective on the case at hand. In this project, the act of othering is explored through two central main groups in the dispute of the town of Christiania; the inhabitants of Christiania – the Christianites – and the Danish political party of Dansk Folkeparti – with a special focus on Pia Kjærsgaard, a politician belonging to the party of Dansk Folkeparti. By exploring and explaining how and why these two components play an important role in the dispute of Christiania, the theories of the self, the shadow, the scapegoat, splitting and otherness are combined and compared, and finally we analyse, discuss and conclude on the matter of otherness in regards to the dispute over Christiania. The focus in this project is to find out what kind of othering is going on and discuss if othering is not just a fantasy inside the human mind.

UddannelserBasis - International Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato26 maj 2015
VejledereThomas Gitz-Johansen


  • The Shadow
  • Splitting
  • The Scapegoat
  • The Others
  • Otherness
  • The Self
  • Christiania