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Religion and Migration: Religious Practices of First Generation Turkish Immigrants in Sweden

Simsek, Muge LU (2014) SIMV21 20141
Graduate School
Master of Science in Social Studies of Gender
Department of Sociology
Abstract
The aim of this thesis is to explore how religious practices of the immigrants are shaped after migrating to a more secular country. As a more concrete case, I am interested in the religious practices of Turkish immigrants in Sweden. For the purposes of the study fourteen semi-structured interviews with first generation Turkish immigrants in Malmö were conducted to investigate the changes in religious practices after migrating to Sweden. In general, findings of this study suggest that religious practices of the immigrants who migrated to a more secular society change due to the changes in the religious market, accessibility of the religious products and in the social network of the immigrants. Yet these changes are not very clear-cut since... (More)
The aim of this thesis is to explore how religious practices of the immigrants are shaped after migrating to a more secular country. As a more concrete case, I am interested in the religious practices of Turkish immigrants in Sweden. For the purposes of the study fourteen semi-structured interviews with first generation Turkish immigrants in Malmö were conducted to investigate the changes in religious practices after migrating to Sweden. In general, findings of this study suggest that religious practices of the immigrants who migrated to a more secular society change due to the changes in the religious market, accessibility of the religious products and in the social network of the immigrants. Yet these changes are not very clear-cut since immigrants with different levels of religiosity and gender experience and react to these changes also differently. (Less)
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author
Simsek, Muge LU
supervisor
organization
course
SIMV21 20141
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
religiosity, religious practices, migration, Turkish immigrants
language
English
id
4616164
date added to LUP
2014-09-02 09:53:11
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2014-09-02 09:53:11
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  abstract     = {The aim of this thesis is to explore how religious practices of the immigrants are shaped after migrating to a more secular country. As a more concrete case, I am interested in the religious practices of Turkish immigrants in Sweden. For the purposes of the study fourteen semi-structured interviews with first generation Turkish immigrants in Malmö were conducted to investigate the changes in religious practices after migrating to Sweden. In general, findings of this study suggest that religious practices of the immigrants who migrated to a more secular society change due to the changes in the religious market, accessibility of the religious products and in the social network of the immigrants. Yet these changes are not very clear-cut since immigrants with different levels of religiosity and gender experience and react to these changes also differently.},
  author       = {Simsek, Muge},
  keyword      = {religiosity,religious practices,migration,Turkish immigrants},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Religion and Migration: Religious Practices of First Generation Turkish Immigrants in Sweden},
  year         = {2014},
}