PhD defence: Anders Ludvig Sevelsted

In order to obtain the PhD degree, Anders Ludvig Sevelsted has submitted his thesis entitled: Interpreting Bonds and Boundaries of Obligation - A genealogy of the emergence and development of Protestant voluntary social work in Denmark as shown through the cases of the Copenhagen Home Mission and the Blue Cross (1850 – 1950)

 
Friday, November 17, 2017 - 10:00 to 12:00

The dissertation argues that Christian voluntary social work emerging in late 19th century Copenhagen constituted a break with previous forms of social provision for those considered ‘undeserving’ poor and explores the ideational inspirations for and consequences of this break. Three papers show through the case of the Copenhagen Home Mission the kind of reinterpretations that were required to integrate voluntary social work into a Lutheran revivalist tradition as a vocabulary of motive, through the case of the Copenhagen-based temperance organization the Blue Cross the types of translation processes that it took to expand nationally as they adapted an international social movement to the local Danish context, and how the Blue Cross brought religious ideas to resonate with scientific (eugenic-hereditary) and political (social democratic) ideas in a promotion of certain ‘illiberal’ policies, specifically practices of forcible treatment of alcoholics.

Primary Supervisor:
Associate Professor Liv Egholm Feldt
Department of Business and Politics
Copenhagen Business School
 
Secondary Supervisor:
Professor Anker Brink Lund
Department of Business and Politics
Copenhagen Business School
 
Assessment Committee:
Associate Professor Joachim Lund
Department of Business and Politics
Copenhagen Business School

Professor Elisabeth Clemens
Department of Sociology
University of Chicago

Professor Hans Joas
Faculty of Theology
Humboldt University of Berlin
 
Thesis:
The thesis will be available from http://openarchive.cbs.dk
 
Reception:
The Doctoral School of Organisation and Management Studies will host a reception, which will take place immediately after the defence in the meeting room of the Department of Business and Politics villa on Steen Blichersvej 22.

Organised by: The Doctoral School of Organisation and Management Studies
Date    17 November 2017
Time    10 AM – 12 PM
Location
: Copenhagen Business School, SP213, Solbjerg Plads 3, 2000 Frederiksberg
 

CBS address 
Solbjerg Plads 3, 2000 Frederiksberg
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