Unge, identitet og sprog

Emilie Taggatz Jensen, Dalinda Aliji, Benedikte Have & Ida Cecilie Guttman Gammeltoft

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


This case study examines how young people in a Copenhagen youth club position themselves and how their articulations of categories and use of language can be seen as an expression of construc-tion of identity. The used methodology is inspired by linguistic ethnography and combines observa-tions and focus groups, with an interest of cultural realisation. The linguistic aspect helps us to ex-plore how the young people identify themselves and through these identifications are able to posi-tion themselves and express affiliation with certain categories. Our approach to the analysis can be described as social constructivist, and to gain a wide perspective we will be using theories by Stuart Hall and Pia Quist and terms from Avtar Brah, Judith Butler, Bryant Keith Alexander and Louise Tranekjaer. We conclude that the young people's construction of identity is based on a suture of external dis-courses and identification processes that influence how they perform and position themselves in discourse based categories.

UddannelserKultur- og Sprogmødestudier, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat
Udgivelsesdato21 maj 2015


  • unge
  • kategorier
  • identifikation
  • sprog
  • Judith Butler
  • Pia Quist
  • etnicitet
  • nordvest
  • fokusgrupper
  • københavn
  • gatekeeping
  • seksualitet
  • diskurs
  • socialkonstruktivisme
  • ungdomsklub
  • køn
  • observation
  • gruppering
  • Stuart Hall
  • kategori
  • positionering
  • passere
  • identitet
  • normer
  • performance
  • passing