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

  • 350wergeland Less education no obstacle May 25, 2011 1:34 PM

    Political involvement does not depend on education, income, or trust in political institutions. In her Master's thesis on the political integration of immigrants, CULCOM scholar Ingrid Wergeland challenges well-established sociological theories.

  • 400mainsah Is Media a Resource for Invisible Minorities? May 25, 2011 1:34 PM

    They learn Norwegian by watching the soap opera Hotel Caesar, and carefully follow debate programs and the news. Cameroonians in Norway consciously use the media to acquire knowledge of Norwegian society. At the same time they feel like the Norwegian media excludes them. Also, limited access to the Internet in Cameroon has hindered the development of a living diaspora community.

  • fosseland Learning from People's Struggle for Recognition May 25, 2011 1:34 PM

    - The youth attack because society has violated them, and therefore they fight for 'recognition', wrote the philosopher Odin Lysaker in a feature article on the youth protests in Copenhagen. Is it possible for us to understand conflicts better by reflecting over the fact that all people seek recognition?

  • 350alghasi Revealing Media Habits Among Norwegian-Iranians May 25, 2011 1:34 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.

  • 400katjafrankoaasPC110003 Who Does Migration Threaten to Harm? May 25, 2011 1:34 PM

    How did idea of the dangerous immigrant emerge? Migration is increasingly defined as a security problem. Military skips patrol the ocean and walls are built to shut out migrants. – We need a global perspective in criminology, or else the globally marginalized will disappear from our radar, argues the criminologist Katja Franko Aas, who is writing a book on globalization and criminality.

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