Integration og magt

Sif Abell, Karoline Kramshøi Nielsen, Nynne Greve Lysgaard, Rikke Sundstrup & Jesper Elbæk Drejer Andersen

Student thesis: Termpaper


This paper examines the integration plan Bydelsmødre, which consists of different projects all over Denmark. In this paper the focus will be on three of these different projects. The aim is to investigate whether there is a difference in the way the three projects work with integration and which underlying factors that shape the way they work. With the use of Pierre Bourdieu’s concepts capital, field and doxa and M​agtens Former w​ritten by Nanna Mik­-Meyer and Kaspar Villadsen and A​t Skabe en Klient​ edited by Margaretha Järvinen og Nanna Mik-Meyer we examine power relations between the different agents in each project and what influence these have on the outcome of the projects. Drawing on Charlotte Hamburger’s definitions of assimilation, segregation, and social and system integration, we examine what the different agents stress in an integration process. With use of these theories we have analyzed empirical data consisting of interviews with several agents from each project. Our analysis shows that the agent’s work with the target group of the project does not reflect the structure and the power relations in each project, but rather a shared doxa of how the Danish society works.

EducationsCultural encounter studies, (Bachelor/Graduate Programme) Undergraduate or graduate
Publication date25 Jan 2016


  • Assimilation
  • Integration
  • Bourdieu
  • Bydelsmødre
  • Magt
  • Social integration
  • Villadsen
  • Kategorisering
  • Klientliggørelse
  • Hamburger
  • Järvinen
  • Mik-Meyer
  • Systemintegration
  • Doxa