Category Archives: Neo-racism

A Note On The Visual Cultures of Racism

Racist speech does not function as an invitation to conversation. It does not offer reasons or arguments with which its audience can engage; and the visceral hostility it expresses effectively forecloses, rather than opens, the opportunity for further discussion. Caroline West, ‘Words That Silence? Freedom of expression and racist hate speech’, 2012. “We express ourselves […]

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Islamophobia Studies Yearbook

I have a commissioned chapter entitled ‘Re-coding nationalism: Islam, Muslims and Islamophobia in Norway before and after July 22 2011′, pp. 44-66 in the latest ‘Islamophobia Studies Yearbook 2016′, edited by Associate Professor Farid Hafez at the University of Salzburg, Austria. The volume is available by direct order from the publishers, New Academic Press in Vienna or from Amazon.com. […]

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Yearbook of Muslims in Europe

Together with Olav Elgvin at Fafo (Institute For Applied Social Research) I have been commissioned to write this year’s entry on ‘Norway’ in the annual Yearbook of Muslims in Europe (vol. 7, 2016), edited by Prof Oliver Scharbrodt at the University of Chester in the UK, which is out now. In this chapter, we focus […]

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Journal of Contemporary European Studies

Highlights from Mark Emmerson’s (University of Queensland, Australia) review of my monograph ‘Anders Breivik And The Rise of Islamophobia’ in the Taylor & Francis ‘Journal of Contemporary European Studies’ 2015: “Bangstad is an emphatic writer who is clearly emotionally vested in the issues that he discusses, yet this is not a weakness, and instead gives […]

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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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Anders Breivik And The Rise Of Islamophobia

I am greatly honoured to have my monograph ‘Anders Breivik And The Rise Of Islamophobia’ (London and New York: Zed Books, 2014) reviewed by one of Norway’s leading and most internationally recognised theologians, namely Prof Halvor Moxnes, in the latest issue of the Norwegian theological journal Teologisk Tidsskrift 4 (3) 2015. Moxnes’ review is available from this […]

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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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