Invitation to Frederik Larsen's PhD defence
In forder to obtain the PhD degree, Frederik Larsen has submitted his thesis entitled:
Objectsd and Social Actions - on Second-hand Valuation Practices
The Thesis addresses the question of how value is created in second-hand markets. Through ethnographic studies of charity organizations and private wholesale companies I describe the local and global trajectories objects take from discards to cultural commodities and the practices that enable the transformation.
Rooted in anthropological theory of value the thesis describes social organization and material resistance as the main factors in valuations and adds to a growing body of literature on second-hand cultures and reuse practices.
Professor (mso) Esben Rahbek Gjerdrum Pedersen, Department of Intercultural Communication and Management, CBS
Associate professor Lise Skov, Department of Intercultural Communication and Management, CBS
Professor Christina Garsten, Department of Intercultural Communication and Management, CBS
Honorary Research Fellow Lucy Norris, Department of Anthropology, University College London
Professor in Social Anthropology Catherine Alexander, Anthropology Department, Durham University
The thesis will be available from http://openarchive.cbs.dk
The Doctoral School of OMS will host a reception, which will take place immediately after the defence in FUHU Faculty Club.