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The ideas about national identity and modern science have been important for the body’s function as a category for social classification. Although the ideas were rather antagonistic they merged into a national-scientific framework in which they made it possible to identify men as Danes by physical appearance, corporeal control and behavior.

Event details of The body as category for social classification in the classification of Danes and non-Danes
Date 14 March 2013
Time 10:00
Location Agnietenkapel
Room Location

In his research, Søren Hansen looks at the body’s function as a category for social classification and how this has been reflected in the classification of Danes and non-Danes.

 

PhD candidate and supervisor/co-supervisor

Søren Hansen - Foreign bodies: An inquiry into the body as a category for social classification highlighted by selected Danish literary scholarly texts from the 20th century.

The supervisor is Prof. Henk van der Liet

Agnietenkapel

Room Location

Oudezijds Voorburgwal 229 - 231
1012 EZ Amsterdam

The ceremony is open to the general public.