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Den religiösa kemalisten - Sekulära kvinnor i Turkiet om sin religiositet

Lind, Nina LU (2012) ISLK20 20112
Centre for Theology and Religious Studies
Abstract
In media and in literature, both in and outside Turkey, Turkish veiled women tend to be considered practicing or observing Muslims. As a contrast, unveiled women, usually kemalists with a secular idea, automatically become regarded as non-practicing or non-observant Muslims. Consequently, these women become each other’s opposites. This thesis examines four kemalist women, and their understanding of their religiosity. The aim of this thesis is to question the fact that kemalist women automatically should be regarded as non-religious due to their secular idea; which means to object the idea of veiled women as religious in opposite to the un-veiled women. This thesis will therefore examine how the women’s religiosity is related to fundamental... (More)
In media and in literature, both in and outside Turkey, Turkish veiled women tend to be considered practicing or observing Muslims. As a contrast, unveiled women, usually kemalists with a secular idea, automatically become regarded as non-practicing or non-observant Muslims. Consequently, these women become each other’s opposites. This thesis examines four kemalist women, and their understanding of their religiosity. The aim of this thesis is to question the fact that kemalist women automatically should be regarded as non-religious due to their secular idea; which means to object the idea of veiled women as religious in opposite to the un-veiled women. This thesis will therefore examine how the women’s religiosity is related to fundamental principles of Islam and to their secular idea. It will also examine who the women consider to be their opposite. The interviewed kemalist women all come from Izmir, have a high education and are between 27-37 years old. It will be argued that a secular idea is not necessarily connected to non-religiosity. Instead, the interviewed kemalist women’s religious and secular idea, together shape their religiosity. (Less)
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author
Lind, Nina LU
supervisor
organization
course
ISLK20 20112
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Turkey, Turkiet, kemalist, sekularism, secularism, secular, sekulär, religiosity, religiositet, islam, muslim
language
Swedish
id
2295631
date added to LUP
2012-05-31 10:54:06
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2015-12-14 13:35:43
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  abstract     = {In media and in literature, both in and outside Turkey, Turkish veiled women tend to be considered practicing or observing Muslims. As a contrast, unveiled women, usually kemalists with a secular idea, automatically become regarded as non-practicing or non-observant Muslims. Consequently, these women become each other’s opposites. This thesis examines four kemalist women, and their understanding of their religiosity. The aim of this thesis is to question the fact that kemalist women automatically should be regarded as non-religious due to their secular idea; which means to object the idea of veiled women as religious in opposite to the un-veiled women. This thesis will therefore examine how the women’s religiosity is related to fundamental principles of Islam and to their secular idea. It will also examine who the women consider to be their opposite. The interviewed kemalist women all come from Izmir, have a high education and are between 27-37 years old. It will be argued that a secular idea is not necessarily connected to non-religiosity. Instead, the interviewed kemalist women’s religious and secular idea, together shape their religiosity.},
  author       = {Lind, Nina},
  keyword      = {Turkey,Turkiet,kemalist,sekularism,secularism,secular,sekulär,religiosity,religiositet,islam,muslim},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Den religiösa kemalisten - Sekulära kvinnor i Turkiet om sin religiositet},
  year         = {2012},
}