Anerkendelse i spil
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Nygaard Sørensen, Mathilde1, Forfatter
Storck Rasmussen, Kristin1, Forfatter
Bengtsson, Tea Torbenfeldt2, Vejleder
1Det Samfundsvidenskabelige Fakultet, Københavns Universitet, København, Danmark, diskurs:7001              
2Sociologisk Institut, Det Samfundsvidenskabelige Fakultet, Københavns Universitet, København, Danmark, diskurs:7013              
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Ukontrollerede emneord: Anerkendelse, børn, fællesskab, positionering, capoeira, fysisk kapital, selvværd
 Abstract: In Local Government Denmark’s proposal about “the good children’s life” they suggest, among different initiatives, that children should have the opportunity of joining communities where it is possible to obtain recognition. The Gunga Project offers capoeira practice for free to children at a school in Nørrebro in Copenhagen, and wants it first and foremost to be a place where all the children are able to come and practice and feel valued if they wish. Therefore, we have chosen this project as a case: the goal of this thesis is to discuss how the children at the capoeira practice position themselves in relation to others in the practice community, and to what extent they obtain recognition.
We have carried out participant observation over a period of three months, because we are of the opinion that in order to analyse on the children’s positionings, we have to experience the capoeira practice ourselves and observe and interact with the children in the natural setting of the practice community. This also helps us to be aware of the non-verbal interaction and positioning, which goes on in the setting. Furthermore, we have completed singular and group interviews with the children who volunteered in order to get their perspectives on capoeira, the practice community and their reasons for joining.
To unfold the empirical material that we have compiled and to support our conclusions, we theoretically draw on Axel Honneth’s sphere of solidarity; where recognition is about self-worth and being valued in the community that you are a part of. We furthermore take on Honneth’s premise that recognition is crucial for one’s identity. More crucially we link Honneth’s recognition – self-worth in the sphere of solidarity - to Pierre Bourdieu’s term of symbolic capital, in order to analyse the children’s positionings more closely. We interpret physical capital, inspired by Bourdieu's thoughts on capital, as based on motoric skills, to play an important role as something prestigious in the practice community, and therefore the capital that is possible to exchange tosymbolic capital. We also use Per Schultz Jørgensen’s term arena: this opens up an explanation ofthe capoeira community as an arena which the children choose to join because it makes sense to them, and one they can resign from when it no longer makes sense - the community requires a constant negotiation between the trainers and the children in order for it to continuously appear meaningful to the children. In our analysis we use Rom Harré and Luk Van Langenhove’s positioning triangle because it enables a detailed unfolding of the children’s positionings. Lastly, we include Bourdieu’s term doxa in our analyses because it provides an explanation for some of the rules in the community that participants do not question. We see doxa influence the children’s opportunities of positioning themselves in a favourable way through which they can obtain recognition.
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 Type: Speciale
Alternativ titel: Et kvalitativt studie af børns muligheder for opnåelse af anerkendelse i et capoeiratræningsfællesskab
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Sprog: Danish - dan
 Datoer: 2013-06-28
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 Publiceringsinfo: København : Københavns Universitet
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