When Denmark was Overwhelmed

Dorina Egressy, Kevin Hayder Shakir, Semin Alekic & Camay Selvia Barrett

Studenteropgave: Fagmodulprojekt


This paper aims unfolds how discourses regarding the ‘Refugee Crisis’ of 2015 in the
Danish media. We investigate how the newspaper Berlingske covered refugees walking
on the highways in September 2015 and apply critical discourse analysis to provide an
explanatory critique of how the prevailing discourses contribute to the marginalization
of ‘the other’ in Denmark. Through a linguistic and discursive analysis of articles
covering an event, we have identified significant processes of othering and social
exclusion of non-Danish immigrants within the production of the texts that construct
refugees and migrants as a homogenous collective, undermining the Danish nation state
through by their ‘incompatible presence’.

UddannelserKultur- og Sprogmødestudier, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato17 dec. 2018
Antal sider57
VejledereSusan Dawit Zekiros


  • Flygtningekrise
  • Social Identities
  • Critical Discourse Analysis
  • The Other
  • Norman Fairclough
  • Cultural Politics of Emotions
  • Peter Hervik
  • Nationalisme
  • News Discourse
  • Berlingske