Challenging Misconceptions: Danish Civil Society in Times of Crisis

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Abstract

In this chapter, we analyze a contemporary Danish civil society organization (CSO) using the Alan Sears concept infrastructures of dissent. We analyze the Danish CSO Venligboerne, which has gained widespread recognition for its activities and initiatives. The CSO has created a space for itself in the contemporary social landscape as an interlocutor amidst the broad spectrum of organizations that constitute the refugee solidarity movements (Toubøl, Differential recruitment to and outcomes of solidarity activism: ethics, values and group style in the Danish refugee solidarity movement. PhD thesis University of Copenhagen, 2017). We investigate how collective learning, capacities for solidarity, alliance-building and an everyday politics of hope have emerged in the Danish refugee solidarity movement.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNostalgia and Hope : Intersections between Politics of Culture, Welfare, and Migration in Europe
EditorsOv Cristian Norocel, Anders Hellström, Martin Bak Jørgensen
Number of pages15
Place of PublicationCham, Schweiz
PublisherSpringer
Publication dateJun 2020
Edition1
Pages153-167
Chapter10
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-41693-5 , 978-3-030-41696-6
ISBN (Electronic) 978-3-030-41694-2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2020
SeriesIMISCOE Research Series
ISSN2364-4087

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