Under Al Kritik! Beneath All Contempt!

Rasmus Levinsen, Jacob Jensen, Kristian Matras Absalonsen, Morten Tømming & Oscar Højsteen

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


This project aims to look into the possibilities of critique in modern Denmark. We have used the theories of Luc Boltanski and Eve Chiapello, and Michael Hardt & Antonio Negri, with the aim of investigating whether we in modern Denmark, do have any opportunity to criticize. Criticisms aim is to change the society, but is the criticism transformational? Do we control the world or does the world control us? A place where we can clearly see the problem is with the educators in Aarhus. Through a casestudy, conducted by Rasmus Willig, it has been found that the pedagogues in Aarhus have limited or no opportunities to criticize. The tools that are implemented at the institutions do not have the desired effect, but allows the educators, in a certain extent, only to criticize in the framework. We have with the implementation of the Constitution in 1849, legally been assured the right to publicly criticize. We live in a time, where criticism is no longer bound by time and place, but the opportunities have improved at the same time as the technology has evolved. Nevertheless, simultaneously with this development, there also emerged a form of censorship. Because what are we in the modern society allowed to criticize? Do we have the opportunity to criticize, and thus change society, or are we just allowed to criticize within the framework of what society permits us to? Towards the end we compare and conclude on the theories of our theorists, examine which mechanism that act as an influence on the possibilities of criticism. lastly we discuss the possibilities for criticism, and conclude that the possibilities for criticism are in bad shape

UddannelserBasis - Samfundsvidenskabelig Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato18 dec. 2014
VejledereJesper Visti Hansen


  • Horkheimer
  • Adorno
  • Kritik
  • Boltanski
  • Chiapello
  • Pedersen
  • Hardt
  • Negri
  • Kapitalisme
  • Willig
  • Konkurrencestat