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dc.contributor.authorBjurman, Emilia
dc.date.accessioned2019-09-25T21:14:10Z
dc.date.available2019-09-25T21:14:10Z
dc.date.created2017-02-15 00:05
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifieroai:DiVA.org:lnu-60490
dc.identifierhttp://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-60490
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12424/506229
dc.description.abstractThis research builds upon Islamic feminism as an alternative mean to the typical Western way of perceiving feminism, when looking into the situation of Muslim women in Sweden through a qualitative field study. Moreover, this is linked to the discussion of gender equality and diversity which is on the agenda in the West due to contemporary migration flows. Semi-structured interviews are conducted for the purpose of highlighting Muslim women's own religious and cultural experiences concerning identity, freedom and gender roles, which are later connected to the academic debate regarding women in Islam and Islamic feminism. Additionally, interpretations of often discussed verses from the Qur'an on this topic are made during the interviews, also connected to the core of this research which is to explore the possibility of an identity formation with feminism and Islam coexisting among the interviewed women in Sweden, constituting the research gap. Hayward's theory of de-facing power is further applied to the findings and examples illustrate a tension between the different value systems when comparing the women's earlier experiences to current ones in Sweden, but that feminist understandings are visible and practiced to some extent. Summarized remarks include that further research is necessary and particularly with more interviewees which would enable more of a generalization, yet underlining that the situation among and for Muslim women differs. Nevertheless, it is through facilitating to meet each other and involve women in the society it is possible to achieve progress of a mutual understanding. 
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherLinnéuniversitetet, Institutionen för samhällsstudier (SS)
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subjectIslamic feminism
dc.subjectSweden
dc.subjectMuslim
dc.subjectwomen
dc.subjectfeminism
dc.titleThe feminist behind the veil: Experiences of Muslim women in Sweden
dc.typeStudent thesis
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