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Egalitarianism and Community in danish housing Cooperatives

Proper Forms of Sharing and Being Together

Maja Hojer Bruun

The Danish concept of faellesskab (community) is explored in this article. Faellesskab covers different kinds of belonging and notions of proper togetherness in Danish society, ranging from neighborhood relations at the local level to membership in society at the national level. In investigating the ideals and practices of faellesskab in housing cooperatives, the article shows how people establish connections between these different scales of sociality. It argues that the way people live together in housing cooperatives, in a close atmosphere of egalitarian togetherness, is a cultural ideal in modern Denmark. The more recent commercialization of cooperative property has, however, caused concern. While some believe that faellesskab can still be practiced in the small enclaves of autonomous cooperatives, others fear that this ideal is threatened by economic inequalities.

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Navigating the Politics of Anxiety

Moral Outrage, Responsiveness, and State Accountability in Denmark

Mette-Louise Johansen

casework involves the policing of various moral panics related to the Muslim Other in Danish society. As I will show, policing moral panic includes regulating, advising and de-dramatizing the concerns of anxious citizens and professionals. The more positive

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Peter Hervik

shaking hands with female students, the story broke out with appeals to moral panic and calls for change. In one statement, Minister for Integration Inger StØjberg said: “Imagine that we have come to a point in Danish society where, for example, examiners

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‘The Good Citizen’

Balancing Moral Possibilities in Everyday Life between Sensation, Symptom and Healthcare Seeking

Sara Marie Hebsgaard Offersen, Peter Vedsted, and Rikke Sand Andersen

. Along with most of the other informants, she voices an individual responsibility for taking good care of her body in consideration of a sense of community and cohesion of the Danish society, which is built on the mutual trust that everyone contributes