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  • Open Access Danish
    Authors: 
    Arne-Skidmore, Emma;
    Country: Denmark

    This paper examines how dominant heterosexual discourses influence the representation of minority positions in The L Word: Generation Q. With influential theorists as Kimberle Crenshaw, Judith Butler, Stuart Hall and more, I investigate how the series represents lesbian women. I find that the series has a more nuanced way of representing lesbians as proposed to rely on stereotypical depictions. The heterosexual frame is a norm, and thereby is a way of categorizing people in terms of gaining understanding of sexual and romantic relationships. The series helps break down this norm and the binaries in the portrayal of both lesbian relationships and transgender people’s bodies. I find that the series has an increased focus on intersectionality, which is displayed by the diverse cast and by the themes of the series. The series lacks a more nuanced way of representing non- binary people, as these are not present in a way, you would expect from a series with this focus on democratic representation. The series has its roots in a privileged part of society, and therefore the characters are not as influenced by their minority positions, as you would expect, had they come from a different environment. The L Word: Generation Q is a series that depicts the lives of lesbians and transgender people living in the wealthy part of Los Angeles, which is why they have the surplus to experiment. Overall, the series portrays themes directly attached to the minority positions obtained by the characters, but also shows universal themes, merely represented by a subculture.

  • Open Access Danish
    Authors: 
    Hansen, Johanne Ahlquist; Carstensen, Mathilde Munck; Hedegaard, Louise Adler;
    Country: Denmark
  • Open Access Danish
    Authors: 
    Larsen, Christina;
    Country: Denmark
  • Publication . Master thesis . 2022
    Open Access Danish
    Authors: 
    Valentin, Stine Guldahl;
    Publisher: Roskilde Universitet
    Country: Denmark

    This thesis seeks to understand the role of ’almendannelse’ and the impact of different youth standards in high school in relation to students transforming climate awareness into action. The officially declared aim of the high school education in Denmark ‘almendannelse’ which translates from the German term ‘allgemeinbildung’ has since 1850 functioned as the medium through which the purpose of the high school in Denmark has been guided. Through this aim, students have been educated with the purpose of forming personal authority and abilities to relate responsibly to their surroundings of fellow human beings, nature, and society. Time calls for new challenges especially in relation to the era of climate changes. Therefore, the aim of this thesis is to understand how general education can help students overcome climate barriers and act in relation to the crisis. Theory developed by Peter Kemp and Lisbeth Witthøfft Nielsen is included to highlight how the different barriers impact the students' way of living a sustainable everyday life. Theoretical perspectives from Wolfgang Klafki and Lene Andersen will illustrate how general education based on the Bildung tradition can help students overcome these barriers through self-determination, solidarity and autonomy. Building on the idea that society has become more complex, the thesis illustrates how environmental standards in the life of Danish high school students influence their opportunities for climate action, and development of self. However, the paper shows how the development of autonomy helps students resist standards and influence them. The concept of subjectified subjectivity is included to grasp the person-environment dialectic. This understanding of students' everyday life means that the thesis seeks to understand the students from their own perspectives on life, rather than from general categories. The data therefore consist of interviews and participant observations presented through their perspective. The analysis presented in this assignment has shown that high schools produce climate awareness and standards on how to be climate conscious. An implication towards transforming climate awareness into action could therefore be the risk of becoming a ‘klimatosse’. Developing autonomy through general education helps students overcome these standards on ‘normal climate behavior’. Education based on the student's problem horizon and interests opens up for climate awareness. Therefore, teachers' attitudes have significant importance for this awareness and a negative attitude has implications for motivating the student’s personal responsibility for acting. Ultimately, the paper concludes that environmental communities in high schools have a major impact on overcoming climate barriers. The communities allow students to develop their subjectivity, and their emotional investment helps them transcend their own needs to act in the general human interest.

  • Open Access Danish
    Authors: 
    Kristensen, Sisse Lehn; Knudsen, Sarah Ravn;
    Country: Denmark

    This thesis aims to understand how autistic people experience and understand themselves in everyday life, seen in the light of the societal and historical conditions, that surround them. This generates the question: How is autism and being autistic, experienced, and understood in an everyday life setting?The thesis is founded in a critical psychological framework, which allows us to turn our subjects of investigation into our research point of view, wherefrom we can obtain knowledge about their thoughts, feelings, and experiences in their everyday life through a first-person perspective. Our research practice is fundamentally dialogical and participatory. Therefore, the affected subjects are considered fellow researchers. We understand human development as historically and concretely conditioned, which means the objective of this thesis is to look behind the subject’s problems, and the conditions that make up the problems in their everyday life.The theoretical perspective from this thesis is based upon critical psychology and is used to analyze our fellow researchers’ self-understanding and conduct of their everyday life. Analytical strategies include a condition, meaning and justification analysis as a tool to understand the subjects of investigation as actively acting agents. By analyzing how our fellow researchers’ conditions, meanings and justifications are connected, we get an understanding of the how’s and why’s in their conduct of life. The empirical foundation of the thesis is based upon seven semi-structured interviews and one diary entry. Our fellow researchers consist of eight autistic people, one man and seven women, in the ages from 17 to 47.In conclusion to the problem at hand, we have clarified a first-person point of view insight into how autism is experienced and understood. Autistic features are expressed in very different ways and varies throughout life. Therefore, autism should be understood as fluid and interacting. The everyday life of our fellow researchers can be challenging and appear conflictual, but also be enormously rewarding if a state of well-being and a balanced energy is present. Our fellow researchers strive in different ways to achieve a state of well-being in a world that does not always make sense to them. As a result, they are constantly finding new ways and solutions to come to terms with the limitations they experience in their everyday lives by creating new scopes and opportunities to make their daily life work.

  • Other research product . 2022
    Open Access Danish
    Authors: 
    Tanderup, Freja Højegaard; Stenbæksgaard, Sarah Jo;
    Publisher: Roskilde Universitet
    Country: Denmark

    Throughout this paper, we will seek to find and discuss which ideas of family and whiteness, that are represented in Danish narratives about transnational adoption, by looking at two specific cases: the book Kære Zoe Ukhona by Pelle Hvenegaard and the documentary Mercy mercy – Adoptionens pris by Kathrine W. Kjær. Firstly, we will describe the historical process of transnational adoption, and critical adoption studies which this paper is inspired by. The theoretical framework of this paper is a combination of the two theorists Sarah Ahmed and Gloria Wekker. The focus will be on Ahmed’s concepts of affect and affective economies, and Wekker’s concept of white innocence. Secondly, through an analysis of our two cases, we will discuss and challenge how transnational adoptions are maintained through Western ideals of family, and how emotions are exchanged, negotiated, and demanded in the pursuit of the family ideal. Moreover, we will examine how the adopters’ see themselves as unproblematic and innocent, which helps to present adoption as an unproblematic way of creating a family. Finally, we are going to discuss the adoptees' role in transnational adoption, and the issues they may experience being adopted transnationally. In addition, we will discuss the reason why transnational adoption is maintained as unproblematic, despite the massive critique it has faced. In conclusion, we can surmise that a number of different elements maintain transnational adoption as an institution, including notions about the idealization of family, power relations between the global north and the global south, and economic and affective interests which are embedded in transnational adoption.

  • Other research product . 2022
    Open Access Danish
    Authors: 
    Andersen, Benjamin; Kruuse, Nikolaj Isager; Munch, Maya Ofelia; Bathò, Victor Lavigné;
    Country: Denmark
  • Open Access Danish
    Authors: 
    Sørensen, Pernille Østergård; Pedersen, Rosa Hamburger; Olsen, Lise Lambert; Offersen, Pernille Koustrup; Andresen, Mathilde; Dawall, Amalie Elisabet;
    Country: Denmark
  • Open Access Danish
    Authors: 
    Eriksen, Linea Place;
    Country: Denmark
  • Other research product . 2022
    Open Access Danish
    Authors: 
    Grantsaan, Luukka Luka Eg; Kalkan, Suzan Keze;
    Publisher: Roskilde Universitet
    Country: Denmark

    The aim of this study is to examine which factors have affected the creation of a European identity amongst young people living in the European Union, and in which ways the European Union works to strengthen it. In this paper European identity has been defined as containing two categories, respectively a cultural identity and an institutionalized identity. This was done by using the theories of Anthony D. Smith on European identity, Neal G. Jesse and Kristen P. Williams on institutionalized identity and David Easton’s theory on legitimacy. The concept was elucidated through a review of the current literature on the subject. Using quantitative methods, specifically a multivariable logistic regression analysis on survey data from the Eurobarometer, factors affecting young people’s European identity was identified to be trust in European institutions and shared values. Furthermore, this paper found that The European Union tries to strengthen the collective sense of European identity in young people through promoting mobility and inclusion in decision-making.

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  • Open Access Danish
    Authors: 
    Arne-Skidmore, Emma;
    Country: Denmark

    This paper examines how dominant heterosexual discourses influence the representation of minority positions in The L Word: Generation Q. With influential theorists as Kimberle Crenshaw, Judith Butler, Stuart Hall and more, I investigate how the series represents lesbian women. I find that the series has a more nuanced way of representing lesbians as proposed to rely on stereotypical depictions. The heterosexual frame is a norm, and thereby is a way of categorizing people in terms of gaining understanding of sexual and romantic relationships. The series helps break down this norm and the binaries in the portrayal of both lesbian relationships and transgender people’s bodies. I find that the series has an increased focus on intersectionality, which is displayed by the diverse cast and by the themes of the series. The series lacks a more nuanced way of representing non- binary people, as these are not present in a way, you would expect from a series with this focus on democratic representation. The series has its roots in a privileged part of society, and therefore the characters are not as influenced by their minority positions, as you would expect, had they come from a different environment. The L Word: Generation Q is a series that depicts the lives of lesbians and transgender people living in the wealthy part of Los Angeles, which is why they have the surplus to experiment. Overall, the series portrays themes directly attached to the minority positions obtained by the characters, but also shows universal themes, merely represented by a subculture.

  • Open Access Danish
    Authors: 
    Hansen, Johanne Ahlquist; Carstensen, Mathilde Munck; Hedegaard, Louise Adler;
    Country: Denmark
  • Open Access Danish
    Authors: 
    Larsen, Christina;
    Country: Denmark
  • Publication . Master thesis . 2022
    Open Access Danish
    Authors: 
    Valentin, Stine Guldahl;
    Publisher: Roskilde Universitet
    Country: Denmark

    This thesis seeks to understand the role of ’almendannelse’ and the impact of different youth standards in high school in relation to students transforming climate awareness into action. The officially declared aim of the high school education in Denmark ‘almendannelse’ which translates from the German term ‘allgemeinbildung’ has since 1850 functioned as the medium through which the purpose of the high school in Denmark has been guided. Through this aim, students have been educated with the purpose of forming personal authority and abilities to relate responsibly to their surroundings of fellow human beings, nature, and society. Time calls for new challenges especially in relation to the era of climate changes. Therefore, the aim of this thesis is to understand how general education can help students overcome climate barriers and act in relation to the crisis. Theory developed by Peter Kemp and Lisbeth Witthøfft Nielsen is included to highlight how the different barriers impact the students' way of living a sustainable everyday life. Theoretical perspectives from Wolfgang Klafki and Lene Andersen will illustrate how general education based on the Bildung tradition can help students overcome these barriers through self-determination, solidarity and autonomy. Building on the idea that society has become more complex, the thesis illustrates how environmental standards in the life of Danish high school students influence their opportunities for climate action, and development of self. However, the paper shows how the development of autonomy helps students resist standards and influence them. The concept of subjectified subjectivity is included to grasp the person-environment dialectic. This understanding of students' everyday life means that the thesis seeks to understand the students from their own perspectives on life, rather than from general categories. The data therefore consist of interviews and participant observations presented through their perspective. The analysis presented in this assignment has shown that high schools produce climate awareness and standards on how to be climate conscious. An implication towards transforming climate awareness into action could therefore be the risk of becoming a ‘klimatosse’. Developing autonomy through general education helps students overcome these standards on ‘normal climate behavior’. Education based on the student's problem horizon and interests opens up for climate awareness. Therefore, teachers' attitudes have significant importance for this awareness and a negative attitude has implications for motivating the student’s personal responsibility for acting. Ultimately, the paper concludes that environmental communities in high schools have a major impact on overcoming climate barriers. The communities allow students to develop their subjectivity, and their emotional investment helps them transcend their own needs to act in the general human interest.

  • Open Access Danish
    Authors: 
    Kristensen, Sisse Lehn; Knudsen, Sarah Ravn;
    Country: Denmark

    This thesis aims to understand how autistic people experience and understand themselves in everyday life, seen in the light of the societal and historical conditions, that surround them. This generates the question: How is autism and being autistic, experienced, and understood in an everyday life setting?The thesis is founded in a critical psychological framework, which allows us to turn our subjects of investigation into our research point of view, wherefrom we can obtain knowledge about their thoughts, feelings, and experiences in their everyday life through a first-person perspective. Our research practice is fundamentally dialogical and participatory. Therefore, the affected subjects are considered fellow researchers. We understand human development as historically and concretely conditioned, which means the objective of this thesis is to look behind the subject’s problems, and the conditions that make up the problems in their everyday life.The theoretical perspective from this thesis is based upon critical psychology and is used to analyze our fellow researchers’ self-understanding and conduct of their everyday life. Analytical strategies include a condition, meaning and justification analysis as a tool to understand the subjects of investigation as actively acting agents. By analyzing how our fellow researchers’ conditions, meanings and justifications are connected, we get an understanding of the how’s and why’s in their conduct of life. The empirical foundation of the thesis is based upon seven semi-structured interviews and one diary entry. Our fellow researchers consist of eight autistic people, one man and seven women, in the ages from 17 to 47.In conclusion to the problem at hand, we have clarified a first-person point of view insight into how autism is experienced and understood. Autistic features are expressed in very different ways and varies throughout life. Therefore, autism should be understood as fluid and interacting. The everyday life of our fellow researchers can be challenging and appear conflictual, but also be enormously rewarding if a state of well-being and a balanced energy is present. Our fellow researchers strive in different ways to achieve a state of well-being in a world that does not always make sense to them. As a result, they are constantly finding new ways and solutions to come to terms with the limitations they experience in their everyday lives by creating new scopes and opportunities to make their daily life work.

  • Other research product . 2022
    Open Access Danish
    Authors: 
    Tanderup, Freja Højegaard; Stenbæksgaard, Sarah Jo;
    Publisher: Roskilde Universitet
    Country: Denmark

    Throughout this paper, we will seek to find and discuss which ideas of family and whiteness, that are represented in Danish narratives about transnational adoption, by looking at two specific cases: the book Kære Zoe Ukhona by Pelle Hvenegaard and the documentary Mercy mercy – Adoptionens pris by Kathrine W. Kjær. Firstly, we will describe the historical process of transnational adoption, and critical adoption studies which this paper is inspired by. The theoretical framework of this paper is a combination of the two theorists Sarah Ahmed and Gloria Wekker. The focus will be on Ahmed’s concepts of affect and affective economies, and Wekker’s concept of white innocence. Secondly, through an analysis of our two cases, we will discuss and challenge how transnational adoptions are maintained through Western ideals of family, and how emotions are exchanged, negotiated, and demanded in the pursuit of the family ideal. Moreover, we will examine how the adopters’ see themselves as unproblematic and innocent, which helps to present adoption as an unproblematic way of creating a family. Finally, we are going to discuss the adoptees' role in transnational adoption, and the issues they may experience being adopted transnationally. In addition, we will discuss the reason why transnational adoption is maintained as unproblematic, despite the massive critique it has faced. In conclusion, we can surmise that a number of different elements maintain transnational adoption as an institution, including notions about the idealization of family, power relations between the global north and the global south, and economic and affective interests which are embedded in transnational adoption.

  • Other research product . 2022
    Open Access Danish
    Authors: 
    Andersen, Benjamin; Kruuse, Nikolaj Isager; Munch, Maya Ofelia; Bathò, Victor Lavigné;
    Country: Denmark
  • Open Access Danish
    Authors: 
    Sørensen, Pernille Østergård; Pedersen, Rosa Hamburger; Olsen, Lise Lambert; Offersen, Pernille Koustrup; Andresen, Mathilde; Dawall, Amalie Elisabet;
    Country: Denmark
  • Open Access Danish
    Authors: 
    Eriksen, Linea Place;
    Country: Denmark
  • Other research product . 2022
    Open Access Danish
    Authors: 
    Grantsaan, Luukka Luka Eg; Kalkan, Suzan Keze;
    Publisher: Roskilde Universitet
    Country: Denmark

    The aim of this study is to examine which factors have affected the creation of a European identity amongst young people living in the European Union, and in which ways the European Union works to strengthen it. In this paper European identity has been defined as containing two categories, respectively a cultural identity and an institutionalized identity. This was done by using the theories of Anthony D. Smith on European identity, Neal G. Jesse and Kristen P. Williams on institutionalized identity and David Easton’s theory on legitimacy. The concept was elucidated through a review of the current literature on the subject. Using quantitative methods, specifically a multivariable logistic regression analysis on survey data from the Eurobarometer, factors affecting young people’s European identity was identified to be trust in European institutions and shared values. Furthermore, this paper found that The European Union tries to strengthen the collective sense of European identity in young people through promoting mobility and inclusion in decision-making.

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