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"Det muslimske sofa-hjørne": muslimskhed, racialisering og integration

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In a high-school north of Copenhagen, teachers are expressing concern in regard to the growing number of Muslim students and their way of engaging in the school context. The students are positioning themselves in a separate corner (the sofa-corner) during breaks, and policing each other in regard to religious ideals and demands thus forming an enclave in the larger network of groupings in the high school. This article analyses the concern seen from the point of view of the professional, who in many cases feel that she has no access or any tools to intervene in the forming of the sofa-grouping. The article makes visible how the concern for the proper integration is embedded in certain racialised, religious and social processes of othering, and points towards new perspectives on how it is in practice possible to work with inclusion when one takes the power relational and structural processes of exclusion and othering into consideration.
Original languageDanish
JournalPæda­gogisk Psykologisk Tidsskrift
Pages (from-to)29-38
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2015

    Research areas

  • Ungdomsuddannelse, Integration, Radikalisering, Uddannelseskultur, Ungdomskultur, Marginalisering

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