Ulighed i sundhed

Christina Elmann, Lærke Bellman, Amos Musoke Serwambala & Sirban Koyuncu

Studenteropgave: Speciale


In this project we have worked according to the thesis statement; we wish to examine the health discourse in the health package of 2009 for the purpose of understanding why inequality in health especially affects unskilled men. Methodically, we have included four theorists: Jürgen Habermas, Pierre Bourdieu, Michel Foucault and Norman Fairclough. Habermas’ theory about civil society works as the frame of the project, including the system- and life-world. To examine and show how the state regulates the citizens, Foucault is included in relation to his theory about power, discipline, and supervision. In order to clarify which discourses occur in the health package and how the state defines health, Fairclough’s critical discourse analysis is being used. Lastly, to discover the unskilled men’s socioeconomic conditions and through that understand their behavior, which can affect their health (negatively), we work with Bourdieu’s theory about field, capital, and habitus. This results in a discussion with Habermas’ term constraint-free dialogue as focal point. The idea behind it is to discuss how the power structure between the state and the citizens, including unskilled men, currently is. In the light of the above, we can conclude that the discourses in the health package indicates that the state does not have the same definition of health as unskilled men have. In the end, this causes some sort of unsuccessful health communication. Furthermore, problems also occur, as it seems like many unskilled men do not have the right amount of resources to fully take care of their own health.

UddannelserKommunikation, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat
Udgivelsesdato5 jan. 2015