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In pursuit of influence and legitimacy
Finn Laursen

2444Ch4 3/12/02 4 2:02 pm Page 92 Finn Laursen Denmark: in pursuit of influence and legitimacy Introduction: a reluctant but serious player Attitudes to European integration in Denmark are very complex. A majority of the Danish people support economic integration in Europe as long as it does not affect Danish autonomy too much. Denmark joined the EEC in 1973 after a referendum in October 1972 where 63.4 per cent of the Danish people supported membership. The SEA was ratified after 56.2 per cent of the Danish people supported it in a referendum on 27

in Fifteen into one?
Ritual performance and belonging in everyday life

Iraqi women in Denmark is an ethnographic study of ritual performance and place-making among Shi‘a Muslim Iraqi women in Copenhagen. The book explores how Iraqi women construct a sense of belonging to Danish society through ritual performances, and it investigates how this process is interrelated with their experiences of inclusion and exclusion in Denmark. The findings of the book refute the all too simplistic assumptions of general debates on Islam and immigration in Europe that tend to frame religious practice as an obstacle to integration in the host society. In sharp contrast to the fact that Iraqi women’s religious activities in many ways contribute to categorizing them as outsiders to Danish society, their participation in religious events also localizes them in Copenhagen. Drawing on anthropological theories of ritual, relatedness and place-making, the analysis underscores the necessity of investigating migrants’ notions of belonging not just as a phenomenon of identity, but also with regard to the social relations and practices through which belonging is constructed and negotiated in everyday life.The Iraqi women’s religious engagement is related to their social positions in Danish society, and the study particularly highlights how social class relations intersect with issues of gender and ethnicity in the Danish welfare state, linking women’s religious practices to questions of social mobility. The book contextualizes this analysis by describing women’s previous lives in Iraq and their current experiences with return visits to a post-war society.

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The material and visual culture of the Stuart Courts, 1589–1619
Author: Jemma Field

This book analyses Anna of Denmark’s material and visual patronage at the Stuart courts, examining her engagement with a wide array of expressive media including architecture, garden design, painting, music, dress, and jewellery. Encompassing Anna’s time in Denmark, England, and Scotland, it establishes patterns of interest and influence in her agency, while furthering our knowledge of Baltic-British transfer in the early modern period. Substantial archival work has facilitated a formative re-conceptualisation of James and Anna’s relationship, extended our knowledge of the constituents of consortship in the period, and has uncovered evidence to challenge the view that Anna followed the cultural accomplishments of her son, Prince Henry. This book reclaims Anna of Denmark as the influential and culturally active royal woman that her contemporaries knew. Combining politics, culture, and religion across the courts of Denmark, Scotland, and England, it enriches our understanding of royal women’s roles in early modern patriarchal societies and their impact on the development of cultural modes and fashions. This book will be of interest to upper level undergraduate and postgraduate students taking courses on early modern Europe in the disciplines of Art and Architectural History, English Literature, Theatre Studies, History, and Gender Studies. It will also attract a wide range of academics working on early modern material and visual culture, and female patronage, while members of the public who enjoy the history of courts and the British royals will also find it distinctively appealing.

Hamlet and the rules of art
Richard Wilson

night. I thought it best to advise you of this straight away.’     Peter Claire’s feelings of dismay increase. He begins to curse himself, to berate his own ambition for bringing him here to Denmark, for taking him so far from the places and people he had loved. He is at the end of his journey and yet he feels lost. Within this arrival some

in Free Will
Peter Triantafillou and Naja Vucina

79 4 Governing obesity in Denmark Over the last two decades, obesity has become a major political concern in Denmark. In tandem with the growing numbers of overweight and obese individuals, epidemiologists, doctors, health economists, social workers, and politicians have in various ways problematized obesity and articulated the need for systematic intervention. While there are substantial debates and disagreements about how best to tackle the problem of obesity, there are few who dispute the need for political interventions in the area. There is a sense of

in The politics of health promotion
Peter Triantafillou and Naja Vucina

115 6 Promoting recovery in Denmark In 2001, the Danish Prime Minister, Poul Nyrup Rasmussen, gave a speech to the Danish counties at the twenty-​fifth anniversary conference celebrating psychiatry’s placement within the counties.1 In the speech, he emphasized the importance of a recovery approach: [T]‌he road to recovery  –​to recovery from one’s illness  –​is activity and clever conversations. The path away from a deadlock is to have alternatives to the ambivalence, the doubt and the lack of self-​esteem. (Statsministeriet, 2001) The same year, a joint

in The politics of health promotion
Deterrence policies and refugee strategies
Martin Bak Jørgensen

4 Martin Bak Jørgensen Representations of the refugee crisis in Denmark: deterrence policies and refugee strategies When (then) Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen gave his New Year’s Address on 1 January 2016 he focused particularly on the high number of refugees and asylum seekers who came to Europe and Denmark in 2015.1 The number both pressed and challenged Denmark, he said and then continued: Let us be honest with each other – we are challenged: it challenges our economy when we have to spend many more billions on asylum seekers and refugees. Money that

in Refugees and the violence of welfare bureaucracies in Northern Europe
Peter Triantafillou and Naja Vucina

33 2 Governing public health in England and Denmark The aim of this chapter is to provide a solid understanding of the historical and political contexts of the obesity and recovery-​orientated interventions analysed in the proceeding chapter. The wider purpose of this historical and political contextualization is to get a better insight into the ways in which health promotion is unfolding in England and Denmark. This implies grasping both the essential differences and the many similarities. Accordingly, this chapter looks at both the similarities and the main

in The politics of health promotion
Norbert Steinhaus

17 Pollution levels in local lakes in Denmark Norbert Steinhaus Context The Danish Society for the Conservation of Nature (DN) of Frederikssund is a local committee of a national NGO working towards protecting nature and the environment. DN Frederikssund addresses local issues regarding the protection of nature and the environment to achieve local sustainable development. It initiates local campaigns, participates in political hearings and comments on the municipality’s environmental strategies and plans. In the mid-1990s, DN Frederikssund became aware of

in Knowledge, democracy and action
Mia Husted and Ditte Tofteng

8 Theatre-based action research in Denmark Mia Husted and Ditte Tofteng Background T his chapter discusses our use of theatre and drama as tools of action research within an adult education programme at Roskilde University, Denmark. Our use of art in research is in essence embedded in the Scandinavian tradition of what we call worklife studies and adult learning. In Scandinavia, researchers within the field of worklife studies and adult learning share a history of working towards empowerment and enhanced participation in the collective development of an

in Lifelong learning, the arts and community cultural engagement in the contemporary university