- Have advanced knowledge of how religion can be part of identity formation and negotiation
- Have advanced knowledge of the concept of identity and how this is used in discussion about the role and function of religions and world views
- Be able to analyse the role of religion in relation to issues of identity and belonging
- Be able to discuss how religion is used in identity politics
- Be able to use knowledge and skills to discuss religion, identity and belonging
- Have a critical understanding of concepts used in literature on religion and identity
Required prerequisite knowledge
|School exam||1/1||5 hours||A - F||None permitted|
Method of work
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Day, A. (2011). Believing in belonging: Belief and social identity in the modern world. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Day, A. (2010). 'Believing in belonging': An exploration of young people's social contexts and constructions of belief. In S. Collins-Mayo, P. Dandelion, & K. Aune (Eds.), Religion and youth (pp. 97-103). Farnham: Ashgate.
von Bromssen, K., & Risenfors, S. (2014). The "Immigrant Corner": A Place for Identification and Resistance. European Educational Research Journal, 13(6), 632-645. doi:10.2304/eerj.2014.13.6.632
Berglund, J. (2013). Islamic identity and its role in the lives of young Swedish Muslims. Dynamics of Muslim Life, 7(2), 207-227. doi:10.1007/s11562-012-0191-1
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Meijer, W. (1995). The Plural Self. A Hermeneutical View on Identity and Plurality. British Journal of Religious Education, 17(2), 92-99.
Arweck, E. & Nesbitt, E. (2010). Young people's identity formation in mixed-faith families: continuity or discontinuity of religious traditions? Journal of Contemporary Religion, 25, 67-87
Voas, D & Crockett, Alasdair (2005): Religion in Britain: Neither Believing nor Belonging, in Sociology, 39(1): 11-28, DOI: 10.1177/0038038505048998
Sist oppdatert: 20.08.2019