The ambition of Danish Racism Research [Dansk Racismeforskning] is to collect in one place all the academic research that somehow sheds light on racism in Denmark.
Most of the sources in the database are articles from peer-reviewed academic journals, but we have also included books/book chapters, PhD dissertations, a handful of MA theses and research reports from various organizations. For now, we have limited ourselves to published academic research which means the database currently does not contain articles on Danish racism from media such as Friktion Magasin, Peculiar.dk, Respons, Marronage, Adoptionspolitisk Forum, Eftertryk Magasin, visAvis and the several other sites that produce and distribute knowledge on Danish racism at a high level. In the future, we hope the database can include articles on Danish racism from these media outlets as well as traditional media articles on Danish racism.
The only condition for research to be included in the database is that it sheds light on one or more aspects of racism in Denmark. We do not focus on any one academic discipline or methodology and so a vast range of research is represented in the database; from experimental work on labor discrimination to qualitative studies of Danish media discourses and ethnographies on Othering in the classroom to historical explorations of the Danish slave trade.
Currently we only include sources that focus on Denmark either exclusively or by comparing Denmark with other countries, often in the Nordic region. In the future, we hope to include sources that focus more explicitly on separate Nordic countries as we believe knowledge on racism in these countries is also highly salient in the Danish context.
Much of the research in the database does not use terms such as “race” and “racism” but instead terms like e.g. “ethnicity” and “discrimination”. The reasons that a lot of Danish research does not use terms such as “racism” are complex and multiple, but we choose to include this research in the database because we rely on an understanding of racism that may be broader than other Danish research. For instance, we see racism as manifesting and/or being reproduced in more than individual thought and behavior. We believe that racism also includes, for instance, systematic discrimination of members of religious minorities or stigmatizing narratives in media.
While we strive to maintain correct bibliographic details etc. on all sources, we also reserve the right to make mistakes and do not guarantee any accuracy in the listing of any sources.
Danish Racism Research was established in January, 2021 by Morten Stinus Kristensen.
Danish Racism Research is designed to be a relatively simple database, accessible to everyone. Each source is listed in MLA Style (with no guarantee of accuracy) and most posts include an abstract or summary of the source as well as a DOI-link.
The Search function is the best way to use the database. But each post is also Tagged with relevant subject(s) and/or methodology. So if you are interested in work that relies on quantitative data such as surveys, the tag “quantitative” would be a good place to start.
The tags are only meant to be a way to categorize the posts in the database so most of them are quite broad. The tags should therefore not be considered a summary of the source itself. All sources are tagged in both English and Danish no matter the language of the source itself. You can use tags in the search engine either individually or in combination with others. So if you are interested in historical research on Greenland, you should search for “history greenland” (without the quotation marks).
If the source is publicly available, the post will include [PDF] in the title and a link to the PDF (or a link to a site from where the PDF can be downloaded) at the bottom of the post. So if you are only looking for sources you can access immidiately and for free, you should include “pdf” (without the quotation marks) in your search terms.