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Hur kan de inte se att jag är muslim?: En intervjustudie med sex ungdomar med bosniskt ursprung om religiös identitet.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Cultural Sciences.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
How can they not see I’m Muslim? : A study of religious identity based on interviews with six youths with Bosnian background. (English)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this essay was to examine the role of religious beliefs, actions and practice in young people's own description of their identity. An additional goal was to examine how young people describe their identity in relation to their primary and secondary socialization. A qualitative method was used with semi - structured interviews and six young people between the ages of 18 and 23 were interviewed.            The interview results show that three out of the six young people think of themselves as religious while the remaining three emphasize that they are secularized Muslims. The results also show that the young people emphasize that the celebration of feasts in the family is the main focus.  Four out of the six young people point out that they are themselves among friends, their families and in the mosque, while the remaining two feel a communion with their Muslim friends and people in the mosque.

       Three out of the six young people consume alcohol and eat pork, while the remaining three refrain from this. The young people emphasize that their beliefs are a personal matter between themselves and God, and that their actions don't define them as being Muslims or non-Muslims.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 34 p.
Keyword [sv]
Islam, religiositet, identitet, religion, ungdomar, bosnier, krig, migration, Sverige
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Religious Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-40598OAI: diva2:792818
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Religious Studies
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Lärarprogrammet, inriktning mot verksamhet i grundskolans senare år och gymnasiet
Available from: 2015-03-06 Created: 2015-03-05 Last updated: 2015-03-06Bibliographically approved

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