This project seeks to investigate and analyze some of the sub-harmonic racist elements in the debate following the event of the publishing of the Muhammad Cartoons in Jyllands-Posten in late 2005.
Furthermore, and more specifically, this project seeks to point out whether these racist elements really were articulated in the aftermath of the cartoons, or if there was any sign of this at all. To make this analysis we have decided to pick out five articles and speeches written and performed by individuals somehow involved in the debate and the crisis. More importantly this project feels a need to go into depths of the specific articulations of the speeches and articles to get an understanding of how specific sentences and choices of words point the discussion in a certain direction. After having analyzed our material we will move into a discussion. In this discussion we bring forward some of our most important and interesting points from the analysis. The goal of the discussion is to compare these different or identical points of views and then to comment with this project’s own understanding of the term racism. We will furthermore bring in some theories and thoughts about the link between racism and the Muhammad Cartoons from articles that analyze this specific link. To fully understand the link between the sub-harmonic tone of racism and the debate concerning the Muhammad Cartoons it is essential to understand, to some point, some of the shapes that racism take. This project does not claim, however, to fully understand how racism was articulated during and after the publishing of the cartoons. Neither do we claim that our projection is the only correct one. To analyze properly and for our discussion to be satisfactory we mainly used three terms, which will be seen throughout the project. These are “flydende racisme”, “kulturel racisme” and “den anden”. For further description of the exact meaning, and of how these terms have been used, take a look at the chapter “Teori”.
We can conclude from our work with the chosen literature that the public persons in question do show that some forms of racism are being articulated throughout the debate. It is further possible to state that all of the literature, which we have had involved in the analysis, create a gap in the Danish society with different groups and classes on either side.
|Uddannelser||Basis - Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis|
|Udgivelsesdato||18 dec. 2017|
|Vejledere||Nanna Kirstine Leets Hansen|