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Med bröd i ena handen och vapen i den andra – islamistiska sociala rörelser och socialt arbete. En fallstudie av Hamas och Jamaat-ud-Dawa

Angel, Henrik LU (2011) SOPA63 20102
School of Social Work
Abstract
With bread in one hand and weapons in the other - Islamic social movements and social work. A case study of Hamas and Jamaat-ud-Dawa.

Hamas and Jamaat-ud-Dawa are two examples of Islamic social movements who successfully have been involved in both social work and armed struggle. In this thesis the author examines how the movement’s social work manifests and what kind of basis there might exist for the movements to engage in social work. The thesis takes the form a case study of Hamas and Jamaat-ud-Dawa where the social work conducted by the movements is placed in a religious non-western context. The theoretical framework of the thesis is based on social movement theory and the concept of opportunities and framing.
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With bread in one hand and weapons in the other - Islamic social movements and social work. A case study of Hamas and Jamaat-ud-Dawa.

Hamas and Jamaat-ud-Dawa are two examples of Islamic social movements who successfully have been involved in both social work and armed struggle. In this thesis the author examines how the movement’s social work manifests and what kind of basis there might exist for the movements to engage in social work. The thesis takes the form a case study of Hamas and Jamaat-ud-Dawa where the social work conducted by the movements is placed in a religious non-western context. The theoretical framework of the thesis is based on social movement theory and the concept of opportunities and framing.
The result shows that Hamas and Jamaat-ud-Dawa has built extensive social infrastructures consisting of for example religious schools, hospitals and economic and social relief centers. The result in this thesis shows that the movement´s social work is based both on Islamic values with the concept of social solidarity in focus. The social work is also conducted as a strategy for recruitment and as a legitimizing factor for the movements. By using social work as a method of work, the Islamic social movements can challenge the other actors as the rightful provider of social services. Attacking the extensive social infrastructure built by Hamas and Jamaat-ud-Dawa would probably cause humanitarian crisis for a large part of the population and therefore the movements might avoid some repression.
The thesis shows that the combination of the Islamic social movements armed struggle and social work is a dilemma for other actors. (Less)
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author
Angel, Henrik LU
supervisor
organization
course
SOPA63 20102
year
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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keywords
Socialt arbete, Social movement theory, Jamaat-ud-Dawa, Hamas, Social work, Islamic social movements, Islamistiska sociala rörelser, Sociala rörelser
language
Swedish
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1763066
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2011-01-25 10:52:43
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  abstract     = {With bread in one hand and weapons in the other - Islamic social movements and social work. A case study of Hamas and Jamaat-ud-Dawa.

Hamas and Jamaat-ud-Dawa are two examples of Islamic social movements who successfully have been involved in both social work and armed struggle. In this thesis the author examines how the movement’s social work manifests and what kind of basis there might exist for the movements to engage in social work. The thesis takes the form a case study of Hamas and Jamaat-ud-Dawa where the social work conducted by the movements is placed in a religious non-western context. The theoretical framework of the thesis is based on social movement theory and the concept of opportunities and framing.
The result shows that Hamas and Jamaat-ud-Dawa has built extensive social infrastructures consisting of for example religious schools, hospitals and economic and social relief centers. The result in this thesis shows that the movement´s social work is based both on Islamic values with the concept of social solidarity in focus. The social work is also conducted as a strategy for recruitment and as a legitimizing factor for the movements. By using social work as a method of work, the Islamic social movements can challenge the other actors as the rightful provider of social services. Attacking the extensive social infrastructure built by Hamas and Jamaat-ud-Dawa would probably cause humanitarian crisis for a large part of the population and therefore the movements might avoid some repression.
The thesis shows that the combination of the Islamic social movements armed struggle and social work is a dilemma for other actors.},
  author       = {Angel, Henrik},
  keyword      = {Socialt arbete,Social movement theory,Jamaat-ud-Dawa,Hamas,Social work,Islamic social movements,Islamistiska sociala rörelser,Sociala rörelser},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Med bröd i ena handen och vapen i den andra – islamistiska sociala rörelser och socialt arbete. En fallstudie av Hamas och Jamaat-ud-Dawa},
  year         = {2011},
}