Forms of nationalism and reactions to globalization - Shedding light on an European tendency of polarization

by Emma Stinne Engstrøm

Institution: Roskilde University
Year: 2016
Keywords: Critical Psychology; Inclusion; Exclusion; social inclusion and exclusion processes; Privilege; Performativity; Habitus; Conduct of Everyday life; International students; RUC; Embodiment; Ingroup; Outgroup; Eurocentrism; Institutional Racism; Dialogue
Posted: 02/05/2017
Record ID: 2085676
Full text PDF: http://rudar.ruc.dk/handle/1800/27467


This his research is centered around the phenomena of social inclusion and exclusion processes reflected in the experiences of six students enrolled in the Humanistic International Bachelor Programme. These processes are explored with the help of critical psychological concepts from Holzkamp (2016) and critical psychological concepts operating on the level of embodiment by Thomas Teo (2016). The empirical data is gained through the conduction of individual semi-structured interviews. In combination with the analytical framework, the data will be approached in the form of a thematic analysis based on a phenomenological approach. Furthermore, possible changes are suggested in order to potentially a more inclusive study environment at RUC. Presented findings point to the importance of social inclusion and exclusion processes for students the conduct of everyday life. Based on the diversity of the embodied experiences, the social structure at RUC inflicts with the students selves in very different ways. Discriminatory structures based on language bear particular importance and fundamental human needs are threatened. Nonetheless reflexivity, in relation to Privilege and encounters of dialog are reflected in the students experiences. Advisors/Committee Members: Singla, Rashmi (advisor).