Et etnografisk felstudie om kvindelige beboere på Vesterbro og deres betydningstilskrivelse af Istedgade

Pernille Holm Rasmussen

Student thesis: Termpaper


The following paper is an ethnographical study that reseaches and investigates a gendered construction of Istedgade.The study includes observations done at Istedgade between the 1st of april - 1st of may 2015, four female residents of Vesterbro and their observations done on a fieldtrip within the same period of time and interviews. The aim of this study has been to investigate their bodily construction of Istedgade and how they make sense of the place. The paper inscribes itself into a phenomenological approach seeing places as ongoing compositions of traces. In the analysis this perspective is combined with feminist geographies seeing places as social constructions to investigate gender, ethnicity, cultural and social differences which are the key components in their bodily construction. The paper concludes that the diversity of Vesterbro creates a spatial ambivalency as it is both feared and loved by the female residents. But the (re)production of the commodification of the female body, the cultural and social differences influences the way the women constructs movements by which they shelter and protect themselves in their everyday life to avoid danger and sexual harassment when encountering the Other in the urban space.

EducationsBasic - Bachelor Study Program in Humanistisk-Technology, (Bachelor Programme) Basic
Publication date22 Jun 2015
SupervisorsLasse Martin Koefoed


  • Køn
  • Sense of place
  • Kroplig konstruktion
  • Identitet