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Young students memory and reflections on the 22/7, 2011 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: The 2nd Biennial JustEd Conference: a pre-conference to the 44th NERA congress 'Social Justice, Equality and Solidarity in Education', Abstract-book, Helsinki: University of Helsinki , 2016, 2-3 p.Conference paper, Abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Right before the critical events in Oslo and on Utøya in Norway 22/7, 2011 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 and Norway. 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 today 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, and ultimately teaching concerning 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 in the Nordic society. 

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Helsinki: University of Helsinki , 2016. 2-3 p.
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Critical events, extremism, the "dark Internet", Islamophobia, multiculturalism
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-9222OAI: diva2:922386
JUstEd Conference 2016 'Actors for Social Justice in Education', 8–9 March 2016 Helsinki Finland
Available from: 2016-04-22 Created: 2016-03-15 Last updated: 2016-04-22Bibliographically approved

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