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Queer Christian Responses to A Jihad for Love: The Case of Sweden
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Media Studies.
2012 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This reception study, drawing on Robert White’s culturalist approach to religious media and Jane Mansbridge’s oppositional consciousness, explores the meaning-making process of Queer Christians in Sweden about Parvez Sharma’s A Jihad for Love. The study argues that against a background where Muslims and Queer Muslims facing multiple forms of othering in Western mainstream media, queer-affirming Muslim alternative media can be a precursor to interfaith encounter and interreligious dialogue between Queer Christians and Queer Muslims. The results show that A Jihad for Love potentially increased the imagination and political interest of Queer Christians in Sweden in Queer Muslim lives. Finally, this study contributes to the reception of queer-affirming Muslim alternative media which has long been neglected and offers interesting insights about Queer Christian conceptualization of freedom, tolerance, secularism, religion and media in Swedish society.


Keywords: A Jihad for Love, religious media, queer affirming alternative Muslim media, Queer Muslims, Queer Christians, Sweden, interfaith dialogue, secularism


Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 151 p.
Keyword [en]
Queer-Affirming Alternative Muslim Media, Secularism, Sweden, Interfaith Dialogue, Queer Muslims, Queer Christians
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Media and Communications
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-77622OAI: diva2:534438
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2012-07-16 Created: 2012-06-17 Last updated: 2012-07-16Bibliographically approved

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