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Title [sv]
Den muslimska majoriteten som medskapare av svensk sekularitet
Title [en]
The Muslim mainstream: co-producing secularity in Sweden
Abstract [en]
The main hypothesis of this project is that the normative secular discourse in Sweden is upheld and reproduced, not only by the majority of culturally Christian Swedes, but also by the mainstream of the country’s culturally Muslim population. Using both qualitative and quantitative methods, we want to explore how and to what extent this is the case. There is presently no reliable data on the level of secularity among culturally Muslim people in Sweden and qualitative studies on of Swedish secularity have focused almost solely on the culturally Christian majority. Hence this project aims to fill a misfortunate lacuna in the research literature.The secularity of culturally Christian Swedes has its particular features. Typically, it is characterised by a discrepancy between practice and self-image with regards to the religious heritage. In this project we will let eight particularly prominent characteristics that previous research has found in the secularity of culturally Christian Swedes constitute the focus points for our study of culturally Muslim people.We will study people who have a Muslim family background and who have gone through the Swedish school system. The group will be chosen from the four largest Muslim national heritage groups in the country. Data will be collected through a quantitative survey and a series of qualitative case studies. The project members are experienced scholars in relevant fields and well versed in relevant methods.
Principal InvestigatorThurfjell, David
Coordinating organisation
Södertörn University
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Period
2018-01-01 - 2021-12-31
National Category
Religious Studies
Identifiers
DiVA, id: project:1883Project, id: 2017-03138_VR

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