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Samtidsislam & samtidsmuslim: En kvalitativ studie om unga vuxna muslimers uppfattning av islam och vad det innebär att vara muslim.
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Political, Historical, Religious and Cultural Studies.
2018 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Contemporary Islam & contemporary Muslim : A qualitative study of young adult Muslims' perception of Islam and what it means to be a Muslim. (English)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study is to put forth, examine and understand eight young adult Muslims view of Islam and what it means to be a Muslim in Sweden. The analysed material consists of eight interviews with young adult Muslims, in the age 16 to 19 years old, made in december of 2017. To aid the research three questions were formulated: (1) What is Islam according to young adult Muslims?, (2) What does it mean to be Muslim according to young adult Muslims? and (3) What affect does religion have on the identity of young adult Muslims?

In order to answer the questions and fulfill the purpose of this study a qualitative method of semi-structured interviews have been used. Further a theory of strategic and tactic religion along with a theory about self-identification were applied to analyze the result of the interviews.

The study shows that young adult Muslims in Sweden, though they are affected of strategic religion, use tactics to individualize Islam in order to align with their every day life. The study also shows that Swedish young Muslims’ identity are affected by religion and that this can be related to categories such as continuity, between cultures, hybrid and deculturation. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. , p. 35
Keyword [en]
Muslim, Islam, Self-identity, Individual religion, Organized religion, Lived religion, Interview
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Religious Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-66115OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-66115DiVA: diva2:1180376
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Religious Studies and Theology
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Secondary Education Programme: Upper-Secondary School: Swedish (330 ECTS credits)
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Available from: 2018-02-05 Created: 2018-02-05 Last updated: 2018-02-05Bibliographically approved

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