Making precarious immigrant families and weaving the Danish welfare nation-state fabric 1970–2010

Marta Padovan-Özdemir, Bolette Moldenhawer

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This article explores the making of immigrant families as precarious elementsin the governing of the population’s welfare within the Danish welfare nationstatesince the 1970s. The emphasis is on how immigrant families became aproblem of welfare governing, and what knowledge practices and welfaretechniques emerged as problem-solving responses. The article analysesa diverse set of national and local administrative documents advancing apolyhedron of intelligibility by which the authors discover how problemsolvingcomplexes responsive to immigrant families change and sediment,and ultimately, weave the fabric of a Danish welfare nation-state faced withnon-Western immigration after the economic boom in the late 1960s.
TidsskriftRace, Ethnicity and Education
Udgave nummer6
Sider (fra-til)723-736
Antal sider13
StatusUdgivet - 2017