(Re)Framing Racialization: Djurs Sommerland as a Battleground of (Anti-)Racism

  • Kjetil RødjeEmail author
  • Tess Sophie Skadegård Thorsen
Part of the Approaches to Social Inequality and Difference book series (ATSIAD)


Rødje and Thorsen’s chapter on the Danish debate on race offers a case-specific in-depth analysis of the mechanisms at play when media debates shift focus from race to political correctness. Taking its point of departure in the summer 2015 debate in Denmark about the amusement park Djurs Sommerland and its themed area “Afrikaland”, which featured a Hottentot carousel and cannibal stewpot ride, the chapter illustrates how racialization processes come into play but also how they are questioned or delegitimized in debates surrounding caricature and racial artifacts.


Racialization Denials of racism Political correctness Critical media events Racism 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kjetil Rødje
    • 1
    Email author
  • Tess Sophie Skadegård Thorsen
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Media and CommunicationUniversity of OsloOsloNorway
  2. 2.Department of Culture and Global StudiesAalborg UniversityAalborgDenmark

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