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22 July: performance violence and public ritual response (avsluttet)

HL-senteret ved Cora Alexa Døving er tilknyttet et NFR-finansiert (SAMKUL) forskningsprosjekt ved Universitetet i Oslo (REDO) (http://www.tf.uio.no/english/research/projects/redo/index.html). Prosjektets hypotese er at ritualer kan være et viktig bidrag til en demokratisk prosess som omformer samfunnet og legger grunnlaget for å takle lokale og globale kriser. Prosjektet involverer 21 forskere fra tre kontinenter med tidsramme 2013 – 2016. Døving er delaktig i følgende delprosjekt: «22. July: Performance violance and public ritual response». Her analyserer hun folkesamlingene og talene i etterkant av 22. juli fra et minoritetsperspektiv.

Om prosjektet

HL-senteret skal bidra med en studie av betydningen av mobilseringen innad i ulike tros- og livssynsminoriteter i etterkant av terroren. Spørsmål om sammenhenger mellom ritualer og nasjonal tilhørighet er sentralt for studien.

Utdrag fra prosjektsøknaden:

An aim of this project is to analyse how and why religious institutions in Norway became ritual arenas for protest and grief in response to Anders Behring Breivik’s violent attacks, and what it does to politics. Both Breivik’s terrorism and people’s ritualized reactions involved issues of national identity, national values and visions of how Norway can become more true to its “roots”, be it in terms of opening up boundaries or closing them off “to us”.

In response to the 22 July terrorism, the Church of Norway played a leading hyper-ceremonial role. Also new collaborations between Muslim, Hindu and other Christian institutions took place. This focus study aims to explore why religious sites, including streets and open plazas, served as popular venues in this emergency situation, giving rise to open assemblies of mourning rather than rigid communities of separation.

A related aim is to understand the new ritual competence that became manifest in a population unused to gathering in congregations on a regular basis, that suddenly began to perform new ritual gestures. What roles did women and youth play? What roles do religious institutions play in the development and undertaking of public ritual actions, and what do these roles reveal about “religion” in contemporary Norwegian society?

 

 

 

 

Emneord: Minoriteter, Ritualer
Publisert 14. sep. 2016 14:41 - Sist endret 3. okt. 2017 11:08