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Young students memory and reflections on the 22/7 terror attacks in Norway
University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division for Educational Science and Languages.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-4008-0749
2016 (English)In: ISREV- International Seminar on Religious Education and Values: Values, Human Rights and Religious Education, 2016, -9, 67 p.Conference paper, Abstract (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Right before the critical events in Oslo and on Utøya in Norway 22/7, Anders Behring Breivik electronically distributed a compendium comprising his far-right militant ideology encompassing Islamophobia, support for far-right Zionism and opposition to multiculturalism and feminism. The text can be found on the Internet, as well as thousands of others texts profiling the same right-wing ideology. Hence some researchers talk about "the dark Internet". This paper discusses findings based on focus-groups interviews with young people (age 18-23) in Sweden, Norway and Finland. Focus of the interviews are on the remembrance of the terror attacks, but also with a special focus on the young peoples' knowledge and possible reactions when confronting messages like those Anders B Breivik expressed. Where do young people meet such messages and how do they react when meeting them? Moreover, do the young people remember teaching and discussions in school concerning the terror attacks in Norway, Islamophobia and right-wing contemporary ideologies? This research will have implications for understanding young peoples' reflections on the use of the Internet and on education in a broad sense concerning right wing ideologies.

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2016. -9, 67 p.
Keyword [en]
Terror attacks, remembrance, young people
National Category
Philosophy, Ethics and Religion
Research subject
SOCIAL SCIENCE, Educational science
URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-10126OAI: diva2:1044849
ISREV Session XX 2016, 31st July to 5th August 2016, the University of St Mary of the Lake, Chicago, USA
Available from: 2016-11-07 Created: 2016-11-07 Last updated: 2016-11-07Bibliographically approved

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