Culture, Identity and Representations

Within this research profile, communication and representations in various types of media are studied, with focus on how social and cultural identities are constructed and presented in terms of the field of tension between the individual and the collective, the minority and the majority, the local and the global, the secular and the religious, the present and the historic.
 
Here, questions about cultural meetings, conflicts of values as well as identity processes are taken up. The focus of study is socio-cultural discourse and forms of representations that define and constantly renegotiate who we are and who we can be.

This research profile comprises a number of research groups working in collaboration, with a base in Humanities and Linguistics, as well as in Social Sciences and Media Studies.

Head of Research
Bo G Jansson
Professor of Literary Studies
Email: bgj@du.se
Telephone: 023-77 83 64