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Religionsfriheten i den demokratiska och sekulära staten : en kritisk diskursanalys av debatten gällande böneutrop i Sverige

Von Platen, Julia LU (2013) MRSK30 20122
Human Rights Studies
Abstract
This thesis deals with religion in the secular and democratic state. To demonstrate the complex tension between the freedom of religion and secular principles, Jürgen Haber-mas's theories about the post-secular society has been used to implement a critical dis-course analysis which examines five debating articles that specifically focuses on the question about the call to prayer for Muslims in Sweden. The aim of the thesis was to illustrate that our use of language constitutes specific social identities and relations. The research question in this thesis is as follows; which positions are the most prominent in the discourse, and how can these be understood and managed through Habermas's theo-ries about the post secular society? The most... (More)
This thesis deals with religion in the secular and democratic state. To demonstrate the complex tension between the freedom of religion and secular principles, Jürgen Haber-mas's theories about the post-secular society has been used to implement a critical dis-course analysis which examines five debating articles that specifically focuses on the question about the call to prayer for Muslims in Sweden. The aim of the thesis was to illustrate that our use of language constitutes specific social identities and relations. The research question in this thesis is as follows; which positions are the most prominent in the discourse, and how can these be understood and managed through Habermas's theo-ries about the post secular society? The most prominent position are expressed in two different ways, one refers to the negative freedom of religion and are characterized by a vision, that there is a certain importance in protecting Swedish culture and tradition. The other position highlights the positive freedom of religion and is based on a vision about equality between people regardless of their religious affiliation. The analysis also reveals a strong credence for the secular state and the value in protecting the secular principles. The result is that we through our language are involved in constituting the society we live in. This has been showed by an illumination of the links between the specific discourse and xenophobic and religiously discriminatory tendencies. (Less)
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author
Von Platen, Julia LU
supervisor
organization
course
MRSK30 20122
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
böneutrop, sekularism, human rights, xenophobia, freedom of religion, call to prayer, secularism, religion, Jürgen Habermas, Islam, främlingsfientlighet, religionsfrihet, mänskliga rättigheter
language
Swedish
id
3358654
date added to LUP
2013-02-26 11:18:14
date last changed
2014-09-04 08:27:39
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  abstract     = {This thesis deals with religion in the secular and democratic state. To demonstrate the complex tension between the freedom of religion and secular principles, Jürgen Haber-mas's theories about the post-secular society has been used to implement a critical dis-course analysis which examines five debating articles that specifically focuses on the question about the call to prayer for Muslims in Sweden. The aim of the thesis was to illustrate that our use of language constitutes specific social identities and relations. The research question in this thesis is as follows; which positions are the most prominent in the discourse, and how can these be understood and managed through Habermas's theo-ries about the post secular society? The most prominent position are expressed in two different ways, one refers to the negative freedom of religion and are characterized by a vision, that there is a certain importance in protecting Swedish culture and tradition. The other position highlights the positive freedom of religion and is based on a vision about equality between people regardless of their religious affiliation. The analysis also reveals a strong credence for the secular state and the value in protecting the secular principles. The result is that we through our language are involved in constituting the society we live in. This has been showed by an illumination of the links between the specific discourse and xenophobic and religiously discriminatory tendencies.},
  author       = {Von Platen, Julia},
  keyword      = {böneutrop,sekularism,human rights,xenophobia,freedom of religion,call to prayer,secularism,religion,Jürgen Habermas,Islam,främlingsfientlighet,religionsfrihet,mänskliga rättigheter},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Religionsfriheten i den demokratiska och sekulära staten : en kritisk diskursanalys av debatten gällande böneutrop i Sverige},
  year         = {2013},
}