The CULCOM-Alna project: The Suburb in Social Science
The CULCOM-Alna project organises a seminar on research on inclusion and exclusion in a suburban area.
Participants will speak either Norwegian or English. Simultaneous translation for English speakers will be provided, if needed.
Day 1: Tuesday, 9 March
Georg Sverdrups hus, undervisningsrom 3
Presentation and discussion of projects by project partners/participants
Kl. 09.00-09.30: Thomas Hylland Eriksen
Kl. 09.30-10.00: Mari Rysst
The social importance of things: The relationship between consumption and inclusion
among children with non-western origin and their families.
Kl. 10.00-10.15: Break
Kl. 10.15-10.45: Per Jostein Vang
Lifecycle interviews as a source in analyzing identity and belonging
Kl. 10.45-11.15: Cicilie Fagerlid
The library as meeting place: Suburban place-making
Kl. 11.15-11.45 Henrik Sinding Larsen
Environmental challenges, integration and belonging in a multicultural suburb.
Kl. 11.45-12.45: Lunch
Kl. 12.45-13.15: Elisabeth Eide
Representation of belongings and identities in local newspapers
Kl. 13.15-13.45: Martin Fossum
The history of Groruddalen seen through the local newspaper (more than fifty years of
Kl. 13.45-14.15: Break
Kl. 14.15-14.45: Sharam Alghasi
Local and global media consumption, identity and belonging
Kl. 14.45-15.15: Ingebjørg Eikenes
Puck and Punjabi – Belonging through local organizations at a suburb
Kl. 15.15-15.45: Elisabeth Eide
Day 2: Wednesday, 10th of March
NB! Change of venue: Harriet Holters hus, rom 221
The Suburb in Social Science
09.00-09.45 Thomas Hylland Eriksen
Complexity as a methodological tool in the study of local and transnational communities
09.45-10.30 Elisabeth Sem Christensen
Experiences and reflections from Alna
10.30-11.15 Susanne Søholt
Today’s suburbs – in the forefront of social changes
11.15-12.00 Bengt Andersen
Centre and periphery: Reflections from field work in Oslo and USA
Kl. 12.00-13.00: Lunch
13.00-13.45 Viggo Vestel
To see a world in a grain of sand - studying youth in the multicultural suburb.
Reflections on methodology and some core questions.
13.45-14.30 Sarfraz Khan
Impacts of Remittances on Living Standards of Emigrants’ Families in Gujrat-Pakistan
Kl. 14.30-15.30: Knut Kjeldstadli