An Ethographic Eye on religion in Everyday life
2014 (English)In: British Journal of Religious Education, ISSN 0141-6200, E-ISSN 1740-7931, Vol. 36, no 1, 39-52 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
There are many pitfalls associated with teaching about religions. Onesuch pitfall entails the risk of presenting religions as stereotypicalmonolithic systems; that is, all who belong to a particular religioustradition think and act in the same way. I like to call this sort ofstereotyping the ‘robotic tendency’ because it has a habit of reducingpractitioners to robot-like beings that uniformly perform identicalactions. This article concerns how the adoption of what I have termedan ‘ethnographic eye’ can help educators to avoid both unfortunatestereotypes and the robotic tendency when teaching about religions.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2014. Vol. 36, no 1, 39-52 p.
religious education; ethnography; Islam; didactics of the study of religion; halal slaughter; Mawlid
Religious Studies Didactics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-19912DOI: 10.1080/01416200.2013.820167ISI: 000328189600004ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84890996297OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-19912DiVA: diva2:655695