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

  • 350alghasi Revealing Media Habits Among Norwegian-Iranians May 25, 2011 01:34 PM

    In studying media habits among Norwegian-Iranian people, sociologist Sharam Alghasi wants to comment on the relationship between Norwegians and Iranians. “You cannot consider yourself to be Norwegian if you feel you are excluded from Norwegian society through the media. I am trying to understand how certain power mechanisms in the relationship between Iranians and the media leads Iranians to believe that they occupy a certain place in Norwegian society,” he says.

  • 500alexadoving2 Take on the multiculturalism debate May 25, 2011 01:34 PM

    By studying tombstones Alexa Døving has gained new knowledge about Norwegians and Pakistanis. The researcher of religion will now use this new knowledge to write a textbook that will bring nuance to disputed questions on culture, integration and multiculturalism. - We don’t have books that discuss these issues by using actual examples from daily life, she says.

  • 400ciubrinskas From an ethnic to a civic identity? May 25, 2011 01:34 PM

    In 1990, Lithuania was the first Baltic State to declare its independence from the Soviet Union. The Lithuanian anthropologist Vytis Ciubrinskas spoke at CULCOM's Monday Seminar of a country where national identity has become less ethnic.

  • 400laird-eriksenp5210356 Religion - an anchoring point for the nation? May 25, 2011 01:34 PM

    Why are there so many debates on religion these days? - Religion is presented as making up part of an alleged core of both the self and the nation, says Lars Laird Eriksen. The sociologist is researching the role of religion in the construction of national identity in the Norwegian school.

  • halsaa In pursuit of "black feminism" in Norway May 25, 2011 01:34 PM

    What is the relationship between ethnic Norwegian feminists and non-ethnic Norwegian feminists or immigrant women? This is one of the big questions that Beatrice Halsaa, professor at the Centre for Gender Research is interested in.

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