Fra modmagt og kamp til velfærd. Forsamlingshuse, højskoler og idrætshaller i Sønderjylland

  • Jørn Hansen


Idrætsfaciliteters og forsamlingshuses rolle og betydning for idrætten i Sønderjylland fra ca. år 1890 og frem.

From resistance and struggle to welfare. Village halls, Folk high schools and sports halls in Southern Jutland

Village halls and the gymnastics associated with them were established in the first instance as part of a cultural reaction against the attempt to extend the activities of German associations in Northern Schleswig. It is scarcely surprising, therefore, that they started in those areas with the strongest Danish affiliations close to Rødding Folk High School and the Kongeå border with, for instance, the first Danish village hall being built in Skrave. In the second phase, after the drawing up of the new border, it was important for Danish culture to get a foothold in those new areas of Southern Jutland with predominantly German affiliations, and an example of this was the construction of the Danish village hall in Jyndevad. In the third phase, when differences between those with German and those with Danish affiliations were resolved by cooperation, sports halls gradually took over the role of village halls, but there was an attempt, similar to that in the first two phases, to retain a principal of proximity in relation to the development of sport. The construction of the sports hall in Tønder is an exemplary expression of sport’s incursion into the welfare state, while the construction of the hall in Agerskov provides an example of the attempt on the part of popular forces to retain the same principal of proximity that applied to village halls.


Jørn Hansen

Jørn Hansen, Lic.phil. Lektor og forskningsleder ved Forskningsenheden Idræt, Krop og Sundhed, Institut for Idræt og Biomekanik, Syddansk Universitet.

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