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

  • Turning away from ethnicity as an explanatory model May 25, 2011 1:34 PM

    How important is mutual trust in a multicultural society? How can trust be made? Should we get involved with others, or is neglect a better alternative? At the launching seminar for the research programme Cultural complexity in the new Norway, the participants got to hear inspiring presentations by researchers from Norway’s neighbouring countries Sweden and Denmark, and organizations who work against racism.

  • 400anderson Benedict Anderson: "I like nationalism's utopian elements" May 25, 2011 1:34 PM

    - I am probably the only one writing about nationalism who doesn’t think it ugly, says Benedict Anderson. In 1983 the professor at Cornell University, New York, wrote one of the most read books ever on nationalism, “Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism”. At the international literature festival Kapittel (Chapter) in Stavanger he had a good half-hour free for an interview.

  • 250-grimmes Strong feelings, mystical rituals and equivocal messages May 25, 2011 1:34 PM

    By studying flags it is possible to study how a society includes and excludes people. At the conference “Flying the flag: Critical perspectives on symbolism and identity” researchers from several countries took up themes such as the Northern Ireland conflict and racism in the USA. But not all use of flags is related to nationalism as the examples from Denmark and Norway demonstrate. The contributed articles will later be collected and published as a book.

  • 360Anne%20Julie%20Semb With greater independence comes less allegiance? May 25, 2011 1:34 PM

    Do the Sami's claims for self-determination loosen their bonds to the Norwegian political system? Has their allegiance been weakened or strengthened after the establishment of the Sami Parliament? Political scientist Anne Julie Semb has been allocated a research grant to carry out a comprehensive questionnaire survey.

  • 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.

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