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Hur samisk religion och andra ursprungsfolksreligioner skildras i läroböcker för gymnasiet
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Theology, Department of Theology, The Social Sciences of Religion, Sociology of Religions.
2018 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The aim of this essay is to explore how Swedish textbooks and official documents regarding the upper secondary school present indigenous religions. Special emphasis is placed on how the textbooks write about the Sami religion. The issues have been what picture do the textbooks give of the Sami religion and other indigenous religions? What do the authorities write about indigenous religions in the control documents of the school? Do the textbooks give a stereotypical image of indigenous people? Are indigenous religions considered as a historical or contemporary phenomenon? The method has been text analysis and ten textbooks in Religious studies have been investigated. The theoretical perspective is Bhabha´s theory of stereotypes and the other. 

 

The result shows that the curriculum for the upper secondary school proclaim that schools should teach about Sami religion, but it doesn´t say anything of other indigenous religions. The subject syllabus of religion does not include anything about Sami religion or any other indigenous religions. This could be one reason why the books write little about the subject. Not even half the textbooks have a chapter about indigenous religions. Only two textbooks had a section about Sami religion. Whether the textbooks give a stereotypical picture of indigenous people or not differ between books. About half the books give a stereotypical description of indigenous people. The Sami people were not described in a stereotypical way, but occasionally they were described as the other.Mainly the textbooks describe the religions as something that belong in the past or in remote areas of the world.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. , p. 33
Keywords [en]
Sami people, Sami religion, Indigenous people, Indigenous religions, Textbooks, Upper secondary school
Keywords [sv]
samer, samisk religion, ursprungsfolk, ursprungsfolksreligion, läroböcker, gymnasieskolan
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Religious Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-353697OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-353697DiVA, id: diva2:1218722
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Sociology of Religion
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Available from: 2018-06-18 Created: 2018-06-14 Last updated: 2018-06-18Bibliographically approved

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