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An Ethographic Eye on religion in Everyday life
Södertörn University, School of Historical and Contemporary Studies, Study of Religions.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-9865-1869
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
Abstract [en]

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.

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Taylor & Francis, 2014. Vol. 36, no 1, 39-52 p.
Keyword [en]
religious education; ethnography; Islam; didactics of the study of religion; halal slaughter; Mawlid
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Religious Studies Didactics
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-19912DOI: 10.1080/01416200.2013.820167ISI: 000328189600004ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84890996297OAI: diva2:655695
Available from: 2013-10-13 Created: 2013-10-13 Last updated: 2015-01-20Bibliographically approved

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