CULCOM - Cultural complexity in the new Norway

In the summer of 2004 , this research programme was selected as the new priority area for research at the University of Oslo. The programme involves five faculties: The Faculty of Humanities, the Faculty of Law, the Faculty of Social Sciences, the Faculty of Theology and the Faculty of Education. Read more about Culcom

  • 350freweini-eng Why is the caricature debate not progressing? May 25, 2011 1:34 PM

    Why are there such uncompromising fronts in the caricature controversy? - This polarization is easier to understand if we orient ourselves to the background and motives of the participants in the debate, says CULCOM scholar Freweini Katerina Weldeghebriel. In her Master's thesis, she demonstrates how the participants' perspectives are connected with representations of the struggle between good and evil, liberalism, and Norway's role abroad.

  • 400mikkelsen An immigrant journalist? No, thanks!! May 25, 2011 1:34 PM

    "My environment? The Norwegian elite," the informant answers. Multicultural journalists are not interested in representing minorities. In her Master's thesis, Marianne Mikkelsen shows that even though most of these journalists feel valued, they also confront a number of prejudices among the editorial staff.

  • 400junyin Southeast Asian immigrants assimilate well into the labor market May 25, 2011 1:34 PM

    In her Master's thesis, Jun Yin shows that immigrants from China, Vietnam, the Philippines, and Thailand have managed to swiftly integrate themselves into the Norwegian labor market. "It is especially interesting that the success the women experience is equally great regardless of whether they marry an immigrant or a Norwegian," Jun Yin says.

  • 300simen Unjustified force against forced marriage May 25, 2011 1:34 PM

    The proposal to introduce 21-year-old age limit on transnational marriages as a way of curbing forced marriage was unjust. This is the conclusion of Culcom scholar Simen Rommetveit Halvorsen in his Master's thesis in philosophy, "Å bekjempe tvang med tvang" (Fighting force with force).

  • 400edle "Urgent anthropology" at the chapel May 25, 2011 1:34 PM

    It previously had a solid grip on society. Now it has become a minority culture and a research field for "urgent anthropology": Edle Lerang Nes has conducted one of the first anthropological studies of chapel culture in Norway. The CULCOM Master's student carried out fieldwork on the island community of Finnøy where there are five chapels, but no pubs.

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