Literary Salon

Anders Breivik and the Rise of Islamophobia

26 mai 16 13:15 - 26 mai 16 14:15 ENG ,

Author Sindre Bangstad (KIFO) in conversation with Christine M. Jacobsen (SKOK, UiB).

In 2011 extreme right-wing terrorist Anders Behring Breivik bombed the Norwegian Government Headquarters in Oslo and attacked the Labour Party Youth Camp at Utøya, altogether killing 77 people.

 

In the book “Anders Breivik and the Rise of Islamophobia”, social anthropologist Sindre Bangstad reveals how Breivik's beliefs were not simply the result of a deranged mind, but rather they are the result of the political mainstreaming of racist and Islamophobic discourses.

 

Join us for a discussion about the book with author Sindre Bangstad and Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Bergen, Christine M. Jacobsen.

 

Sindre Bangstad is a social anthropologist affiliated with KIFO - Institute for Church, Religion, and Worldview Research in Oslo, Norway. His main areas of research are secularism, Islam and Islamophobia, hate speech as well as religion and the public sphere.

 

Christine M. Jacobsen is Director of Centre for Women’s and Gender Research (SKOK) and Professor of Social Anthropology working mainly in the fields of Gender Studies and International Migration and Ethnic Relations.

 

This event is part of the Bergen Resource Centre series on terrorism. In this series we seek to explore and debate terrorism in a broad sense.