Making Precarious Immigrant Families and Weaving the Danish Welfare Nation-State Fabric 1970-2010

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Marta Padovan-Özdemir, Bolette Moldenhawer

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 technologies 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.
Original languageEnglish
JournalRace Ethnicity and Education
Issue number6
Pages (from-to)723-736
Number of pages14
Publication statusPublished - 2017

    Research areas

  • Faculty of Humanities - Immigrant families, problematization, liberal paradox, risk, welfare nation-state, Denmark

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