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Den digitala slöjan: En kvalitativ intervjustudie om Facebook som scen för den svensk-muslimska tjejens framträdande
Södertörn University College, School of Communication, Media and it.
2010 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
The digital veil : A qualitative study about how the Swedish-Muslim girl uses Facebook as a stage for her appearance (English)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study is to find out how Swedish Muslim girls use Facebook and its functions in constructing their Muslim identity on the platform. The study is based on a qualitative method which consists of nine interviews with Swedish Muslim girls between the ages 17-23 and who use Facebook daily.

The study is based on the view of Facebook as a scene where individuals can perform for an audience. I have used Erving Coffman’s dramaturgical perspective that explains why individuals appear in an appropriate manner to achieve confirmation from their audience. I also used theories about identity construction, community and the theory about how individuals create a social presence online.  

The study’s results have shown that the Swedish Muslim girl does not only wear a veil in real life, but also a “digital veil” on Facebook, which hides the things that go outside the Islamic framework. On Facebook, she must think about the Muslim values and norms while producing her identity to avoid isolation from the Muslim society. The study also shows that the need for a sense of belonging is the Muslim girl’s motivation that forms her behaviour on the platform. 

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2010. , 49 p.
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Facebook, Online Community, Sociala medier, Nätgemenskap, Kommunikation, Muslim, Virtuell, Identitet, Sociala behov, Framträdande
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-6017OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-6017DiVA: diva2:395399
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Available from: 2011-02-07 Created: 2011-02-06 Last updated: 2011-04-05Bibliographically approved

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