Unga muslimers upplevelser av moskévandalisering - En kvalitativ studie om konsekvenserna av islamofobiska hatbrott i Lund

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Unga muslimers upplevelser av moskévandalisering - En kvalitativ studie om konsekvenserna av islamofobiska hatbrott i Lund

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Publication Bachelor thesis
Title Unga muslimers upplevelser av moskévandalisering - En kvalitativ studie om konsekvenserna av islamofobiska hatbrott i Lund
Author(s) Johansson, Wiktor
Date 2015
English abstract
During a short but intensive period stretching from late 2014 to early 2015 a mosque in Lund in southern Sweden was repeatedly vandalised with derogatory graffiti. This occurred simultaneously with many other attacks on Swedish mosques and highlighted an issue which is in need to be elaborated; islamophobic hate crimes. The purpose of this study is to describe how young male Muslims experience the violation of their mosque in Lund and what conclusions they draw from their experiences. This study aims therefore to contribute to a broader understanding of the potential consequences of islamophobic hate crimes. By reducing the empirical material into reoccurring themes and interpret these using social identity theories this study finds that the vandalism reinforces earlier feelings of not belonging. The vandalism is interwoven with earlier discriminatory experiences and further strengthens the feeling of disappointment and mistrust towards the majority society. It also, however, increases the willingness to work for a change by getting involved in youth associations which advocates increased communications with different groups in society to reduce islamophobia. The data in this qualitative study is collected using semi-structured interviews with five young men who regularly visit the mosque. The method of observation is also used to get a broader understanding of the interviewees’ experiences.
Publisher Malmö högskola/Kultur och samhälle
Pages 59
Language swe (iso)
Subject(s) Islamofobi
Lund
Hatbrott
Social Identity Theory
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/19213 (link to this page)

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