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Theoretical and methodological perspectives on leaving religion

Författare och institution:
Daniel Enstedt (Institutionen för litteratur, idéhistoria och religion)
Publicerad i:
Relocating Religion. EASR conference 2016, Helsinki. ,
Konferensbidrag - refereegranskat abstract
Sammanfattning (abstract):
Studies about leaving new religious movements (so called “cults”) have, at least since the 1980s, influenced the general study about leaving religion. In recent times, new theoretical and methodological approaches have been developed, and many of them seem to linger on to an idea about apostasy that holds that leaving religion is about a more or less linear process, where the apostate is replacing one religion with another. In apostasy narratives such a process is often described metaphorically as a journey from one relatively stable religious position to another. Furthermore, these religious positions are often portrayed as incompatible. In this paper I want to explore other ways to understand religious apostasy, deconversion and disaffiliation, and suggest other types of theoretical and methodological perspectives aligned with so called “lived religion”. Questions about religious belonging(s), habits, clothing and food will be taken into account in relation to an ongoing fieldwork about leaving Islam in present-day Sweden. In sum, this paper will explore other ways to understand leaving religion and what methodological and theoretical consequences that might have.
Ämne (baseras på Högskoleverkets indelning av forskningsämnen):
Filosofi, etik och religion ->
Filosofi, etik och religion ->
Religionsvetenskap ->
Islam, Apostasi, Norden, Religionssociologi
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2016-07-03 16:37

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