Seminar: Crime as Counterculture

  • Bolette Frydendahl Larsen (Invited speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk


The seminar was arranged by the research network ”The Cultural History of Crime" subsidized by The Danish Council for Independent Research | Humanities (FKK). The theme of the seminar: Crime as Counterculture Crime as counterculture (as creator of milieus): Criminal milieus take many forms. They might be criminal gangs or organizations fencing stolen goods, but they might also be broader environments, which the surrounding world considers to be permeated by crime and in which special conditions promote crime: for example, traveling communities, communities of defiled/dishonored persons such as nightmen, mercenary soldiers, housing in outlying districts, city neighborhoods, inmates in penitentiaries, persons with criminal records, sexual minorities, prostitution milieus. These various environments develop in symbiosis with the norms of society and crime control. The milieus create special cultures, which reflect their social exclusion. They might assume self-seeking and anarchistic forms, but they can also create innovative subcultures, which challenge the ideologies and self-understanding of society. Bolette Frydendahl Larsen presented the paper: Becoming oneself through Shame: Integration and Disintegration at a Danish Re-education Home for Girls
Period2016 May 5
Event titleSeminar: Crime as Counterculture : The Cultural History of Crime
Event typeSeminar
Conference number3
LocationGentofte, DenmarkShow on map

UKÄ subject classification

  • History