Workshop on Radicalization
How are stories told and retold in processes of radicalization? And how can stories be used in preventing and countering radicalization? These were some of the questions discussed at a workshop on radicalization at IKRS on June 14th.
Sandra Walklate was one of the contributors at the workshop. Here introduced by Sveinung Sandberg, head of the project. Photo: Villman/UiO.
As an introduction to The second narrative criminology symposium, the research project Radicalization and Resistance arranged a workshop in Oslo. The focus of the workshop was to get at a better understanding of how narratives contribute to violence and extremism - and how narratives can play a part in the prevention of the same. Prominent international researchers in narrative and cultural criminology attended the seminar.
Two of the contributors were Sandra Walklate from the University of Liverpool, and Keith Hayward from the University of Copenhagen. Walklate presented a paper on how our understandings of radicalization are constructed and operationalized, while Hayward gave a analysis on "Jihadi cool" from a cultural criminological perspective.
Other contributors were Sara Colvin, Sune Qvotrup Jensen, and Jeppe Fuglsang Larsen. The participants in the sub-project "Young Muslims and the stigma of violent jihadism", Marius Linge, Samah Shokr, Tiffany Linn Utvær Gasser and Idil Mohamed, also presented some early findings from their project, where they have interviewed young muslims in Norway.