Padovan-Özdemir, Marta, and Bolette Moldenhawer. ‘Making Precarious Immigrant Families and Weaving the Danish Welfare Nation-State Fabric 1970–2010’. Race, Ethnicity and Education, vol. 20, no. 6, Routledge, 2017, pp. 723–736.
This article explores the making of immigrant families as precarious elements in the governing of the population’s welfare within the Danish welfare nation- state since the 1970s. The emphasis is on how immigrant families became a problem of welfare governing, and what knowledge practices and welfare techniques emerged as problem-solving responses. The article analyses a diverse set of national and local administrative documents advancing a polyhedron of intelligibility by which the authors discover how problem- solving complexes responsive to immigrant families change and sediment, and ultimately, weave the fabric of a Danish welfare nation-state faced with non-Western immigration after the economic boom in the late 1960s.