Gender and marriage: a case from Ghana. RVS member Dominic W. Amonzen (UiO) defended his PhD-thesis
RVS member Dominic Wemochiga Amonzem defended his PhD at the Faculty of Theology, University of Oslo, on 30 November 2018.
We warmly congratulate Dominic with his efforts!
The title of his PhD is "Gendering Marriage: Exploring Kasena Marriage Practices in North-East Ghana"
This thesis outlines the major elements in the academic, African feminist, and popular discourses on marriage in Africa, focusing on two core issues: the conceptual divide between the marriage practices of the Kasena, a Ghanaian ethnic group, and the context-dependent social construction and production of gender in marriage through the marriage practices of the Kasena people of North-East Ghana.
By comparing the functionalist assumptions of the purpose of marriage in the literature on marriage in African societies with ethnographic material from Navrongo, this thesis demonstrates that marriage in Kasena society does more to individuals and the society than it has been seen to do in the functionalist explanations of marriage offered by earlier anthropologists researching on marriage in Africa.
For more about the project and the public defence visit this link
Exploring the non-religious in Norway. Congratulations to Skålvoll Urstad on his PhD-defence
The RVS congratulate RVS member Sivert Skålvoll Urstad on his succsesful defence of his thesis "Ikke religiøse i Norge. Sosiologiske analyser av individer uten religion."!
The thesis was defended at the University of Agder on 4 June. To read more about his thesis and findings see here.
Congratulations to RVS member Daniela Lucia Rapisarda!
Congratulations to Daniela who defended her thesis successfully 8 May, at MF. Her thesis has the title: ”Theology of Inculturation and Liberation In the People to People Peacemaking Process in Southern Sudan (1997-2002).” To read more about her project see here.
Family therapy and spirituality: Congratulations Åse Holmberg!
RVS member Åse Holmberg defended her thesis "Making room for spirituality? Family therapists' and clients' perceptions and experiences about spirituality in family therapy" at VID, 30 May 2018.
RVS congratulate her!
You can find information on the defence as well as a link to her thesis on this page. And here is a summary of her main findings.
We welcome 12 new RVS members!
The RVS Research School opened up for new students with a call that ended February 15th. We recieved many good appliactions from the various member institutions. The applications have been evaluated by a comittee consisting of people from the University of Bergen, University of Uppsala, VID Spezialised University and the RVS secretariat. We are very happy to welcome 12 new interesting projects into the RVS.