Category Archives: Hate speech

Hate Speech: The Dark Twin Of Free Speech

Freedom of opinion is a farce, unless factual information is guaranteed, and the facts themselves are not in dispute. Hannah Arendt, ‘Truth and politics’, 1966. On October 20 2014, an unemployed fifty-seven year old white Norwegian man entered a supermarket in an Eastern suburb of the Norwegian capital of Oslo. Walking through the supermarket, he […]

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Presentation at Princeton University, Oct 2, 2015

THE RELATION OF FEAR AND PHOBIA TO SOCIAL INTEGRATION Presentation  for Conference on Xenophobia and Social Integration at the Institute For Advanced Studies (IAS)/Princeton Institute For International and Regional Studies (PIIRS), Princeton University, Oct 1 to 3 2015. Given by Sindre Bangstad (cand. Polit., PhD in Anthropology), Faculty of Theology, University of Oslo, Norway at Aaron Burr […]

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Teologisk Tidsskrift

The latest issue of the Norwegian theological journal Teologisk Tidsskrift 4 (3) 2015 features an extended commissioned book review based on my reflections on an important contribution to public sphere theorizing in Norway, namely Associate Professor Lars Laird Iversen’s (School of Theology, Oslo) book ‘Uenighetsfelleskapet’ ['The Community of Disagreement'], Universitetsforlaget, 2014. The review is available from […]

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The Immanent Frame

The Social Sciences Research Council (SSRC)’s academic blog ‘The Immanent Frame’ has today, August 5 2015, published my essay ‘The Public Voice of Muslim Women’, which draws on material from my recently published monograph ‘The Politics of Mediated Presence’ (Scandinavian Academic Press, 2015). It can be read here: http://blogs.ssrc.org/tif/2015/08/05/the-public-voice-of-muslim-women/

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Routledge

Routledge has recently published the following anthology edited by Profs Ralph D. Grillo (Sussex University) and Marcel Maussen (University of Amsterdam) entitled ‘Regulation of Speech in Multicultural Societies’. Originally based on papers first presented at a conference at the University of Amsterdam in 2011, it was first published as a special issue of the Journal […]

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Samora

My own and Cora A. Døving’s primer on racism – Hva er rasisme? [What is racism?] Universitetsforlaget, 2015 – has been reviewed by Mohamed Abdi for the Norwegian journal Samora. The review can be read in full in Norwegian here: http://mohamed86a.tumblr.com/post/122836319840/hva-b-r-antirasisme-i-var-tid-vaere

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Aftenposten

In an op-ed published by the liberal-conservative Aftenposten on Saturday 29 May 2015, Norway’s most influential newspaper, Bushra Ishaq, a well-known medical professional and public intellectual in Norway reflects on my and Cora A. Døving’s short introduction to racism, ‘Hva er rasisme?’ ['What is racism?], Universitetsforlaget 2015. Available in Norwegian here: http://www.aftenposten.no/meninger/kronikker/Bushra-Ishaq-Vi-kan-ikke-imotega-rasismen-om-vi-ikke-kan-kalle-rasistiske-ytringer-for-rasisme-8037246.html  

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Arts Council Norway

In a meeting on May 15 2015, the Arts Council of Norway selected my and Cora A. Døving’s short introduction to racism, entitled ‘Hva er rasisme?’ ['What is racism?], Universitetsforlaget, 2015 as one of 19 (out of a total of 71 titles nominated by Norwegian publishers in the Academic Prose category) which the Arts Council […]

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