PhD defence: Stine Hald Larsen

In order to obtain the PhD degree, Stine Hald Larsen has submitted her thesis entitled: The Story of the Relative: A Systems-Theoretical Analysis of the Role of the Relative in Danish Eldercare Policy from 1930 to 2020

 
Mandag, 14 december, 2020 - 14:00 to 16:00

In order to obtain the PhD degree, Stine Hald Larsen has submitted her thesis entitled:
The Story of the Relative: A Systems-Theoretical Analysis of the Role of the Relative in Danish Eldercare Policy from 1930 to 2020
 
This dissertation investigates the roles relatives of elderly citizens in Denmark are expected to play in elderly care. By use of Luhmanns systems theory the dissertation shows how the role of the relative has been constructed in Danish eldercare policy since the 1930s. The argument of the dissertation is that the role of the relative has changed over time with changing functions of public eldercare and that over time the various roles have both reduced and produced uncertainty about what to expect of the relative. The study sheds light on how in the course of the last 90 years of Danish eldercare policy, the relative has been expected to enact various roles, including those of a waning caregiver, a care worker employer, a burdened caregiver, an unqualified caregiver, a co-receiver of eldercare, a proxy to elderly family members, a social caregiver, a source of information, a source of continuity, a co-responsible other and a partner. Finally, especially the partner role of the 2010s is presented as a role producing unlimited uncertainty about what to expect of the relative.
 
Primary Supervisor:
Associate Professor Anders La Cour
Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy
Copenhagen Business School
 
Secondary Supervisor:
Professor Carsten Greve
Department of Organization
Copenhagen Business School
 
Assessment Committee:
Associate Professor Niels Thyge Thygesen (Chair)
Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy.
Copenhagen Business School.
 
Associate Professor Hilde Anette Amodt
Departments of Social Work – Faculty of Social Science
Oslo Metropolitan University
 
Associate Professor Aske Juul Lassen
Copenhagen Center for Health Research in the Humanities.
University of Copenhagen
 
Thesis:

The thesis will be available here
 
*Please note in connection with the online defence that the microphone and camera of all spectators must be turned off!

Organised by CBS PhD School
Date 14 December 2020
Time 14.00-16.00
Location

Online via teams

 

Sidst opdateret: Sekretariat for Ledelse og Kommunikation // 11/12/2020