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Avislamisering och religiös påverkan i det svenska samhället: En studie om tio muslimers praktiserande av Islam
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Centre for Gender Research.
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 30 credits / 45 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

What impact does the Swedish society have on the practice of Islam? That is the main topic of this thesis.

As a result of migration, the distinction between a specific region and a culture or religion has been mixed. Islam is not just part of the Middle East but is more and more institutionalized in the Western, and the Swedish society. Sweden, which is one on the most secular countries in the world, has developed into a country where the view on religion have been privatized. Religion can be practiced, but not in public. This also has an impact on the individual’s practice of Islam.

To grow up in a society where the Islam is dominated in the public space and migrating to a society where there is little public support for practicing your own religion does in many ways affect the expression of Islam.

The thesis is based on interviews with ten individuals practicing Islam and living in Sweden,but who have been growing up in different societies. Through the interviews there has emerged a tendency that the visible/outer practice of Islam decreases and the non-visible/inner practice are becoming more apparent. In this thesis this is de-islamisation. For example, praying five times a day is an aspect of Islam that among some of the respondents is less focused on. There is not less of Islam, but the practice of Islam has changed in a way where most of the focus is on the non-visible part of Islam.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 82 p.
Keyword [en]
Islam, de-islamisation, performativity, socialisation, culture, secularisation, religion, blue and yellow Islam
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Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-167818OAI: diva2:488132
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2012-02-07 Created: 2012-02-01 Last updated: 2012-02-07Bibliographically approved

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