The following paper explores the case of the deportation centre Lindholm. The centre is a part of a new paradigm shift in Danish immigration policy agreed on by the government and the supporting party, the Danish People’s party, at the end of 2018.
The main problem we want to examine in this paper is how the deportation centre Lindholm can say something about biopolitics and its political field, and how it is shown through an affective image formation process.
Our primary methodical approach has been narrative interviews with locale people in Kalvehave, where we got introduced to multiple problems about how the centre will make the city unattractive and therefore impact tourism, house prices, jobs and the feeling of security
By using the Italian theorist Giorgio Agamben’s ideas about biopolitics, sovereignty, the bare life, state of exception, and the camp, we will examine how the power relations between the government and the citizens come to light, and how the citizens feel neglected in the decision-making. In addition to Agamben we will use Michel Foucault’s two concepts biopolitics and government to conduct an understanding of the development in the policy-making. Through Britta Timm Knudsen and Carsten Stage’s affect theory and Sarah Ahmed’s concept sticky emotions, we argue that Lindholm produces certain affective pictures, which the government uses in their way of exercising affective policy-making.
The paper concludes that the government uses sovereign power to establish the deportation centre Lindholm and further that the centre possibly can become a space for a state of exception. The government is being criticised for the fast decision making which appears more symbolic than rational.
|Uddannelser||Performance-design, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor|
|Udgivelsesdato||25 maj 2019|