Irakerne i kirken

  • Marie Leth Meilvang

Abstract

I denne artikel undersøges den offentlige debat i de danske aviser vedrørende situationen omkring de afviste irakiske asylansøgere, der tog ophold i Brorsons Kirke i København, maj 2009. Artiklen kortlægger med udgangspunkt i Boltanski og Thévenots teori om retfærdiggørelse og pragmatiske handlingsregimer de måder, hvorpå aktørerne i debatten retfærdiggør deres vurderinger af situationen. Artiklen viser, hvordan debatten foregår i tre forskellige regimer: Det civile, barmhjertighedens og voldens. Disse forskellige regimer peger mod forskellige handlinger og evalueringer af situationen og viser, hvorfor debattens aktører er uenige om, hvordan situationen og irakerne skal bedømmes. Artiklen viser, hvordan aktørerne i debatten arbejder med og udvider modellerne for moralsk retfærdig handlen. ENGELSK ABSTRACT: Marie Leth Meilvang: Newspaper Debates about Rejected Iraqi Asylum Seekers who Sought Refuge in a Danish Church This paper examines the public debate in the Danish newspapers concerning the rejected Iraqi asylum seekers who moved into the Brorson’s Church in Copenhagen, May 2009. Using Boltanski’s and Thévenot’s theories about regimes of justification and pragmatic action-regimes the article will map out the ways in which people in this debate justify their judgment of the situation. The article shows how the debate is going on in three different kinds of regimes: The civil regime, the compassion/pity regime and the violence regime. These different regimes point toward different kinds of action and evaluation of the situation, which is why the actors in the debate disagree about how the situation and the Iraqis should be judged. The article shows how the actors in the debate are working on and developing models of just and moral behavior. Key words: Justification, Brorson’s Church, asylum seekers, Boltanski, Thévenot.
Published
2011-11-30
Section
Artikler