Udkantsdanmark: Avisernes (med)produktion af Nordjyllands territorielle stigma

Translated title of the contribution: Peripheral Denmark: Newspaper (re)production of North Denmark´s territorial stigma

Helene Pristed Nielsen, Sascha Christensen

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    The article examines how Region North Jutland (NJ) is described in the media and how the discourse on the peripheral Denmark dominates the newspaper's representation of the region. The reason for this is an interest in social inequality, and in this context Wacquant's concept of territorial stigma (1996, 2007). Wacquant adds "place of residence" to the list of social characteristics that can hamper an individual's possibilities as "territorial infamy displays properties analogous to those of bodily, moral, and tribal stigmata" (2007: 67). It is our point of departure that the discourse on peripheral Denmark is part of a territorial stigma.
    Translated title of the contributionPeripheral Denmark: Newspaper (re)production of North Denmark´s territorial stigma
    Original languageDanish
    JournalPraktiske Grunde: Nordisk tidsskrift for kultur- og samfundsvidenskab
    Issue number3
    Pages (from-to)5-20
    Number of pages16
    Publication statusPublished - 2013

    Bibliographical note

    The article is part of a larger project on 'The Global Periphery - gender, diversity and mobility', supported by a grant from Det Obelske Familiefond


    • territorial stigma
    • peripheral regions
    • Media analysis
    • frame analysis
    • North Denmark
    • discourse analysis


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