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Youth, Religion and Participation: Theoretical and Methodological Approaches
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Ethnology, History of Religions and Gender Studies, Ethnology.
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2013 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This roundtable session focus on religious and social change as well as democracy and political culture, startingfrom the role of youth in these processes. The role of religion in young people’s participation is a key theme inthe cross-disciplinary network “youth and religion” connected to the Impact program. Participation here includesboth citizens’ “vertical” capacities to make their voices heard and influence decision-makers in the political system(e.g. via elections or civic organizations and social movements) and their “horizontal” capacities to communicateand cooperate with other people (within society at large or certain associations/communities). The participants ofthe session will present influential theories and methodologies used to study participation among youth within theresearch disciplines they represent (i.e. sociology of religion; theology; ethnology; political science). This will befollowed by a joint discussion of how these theories and methodologies have approached religious involvement witha particular focus on youth’s participation in politics, civil society as well as social media and the internet. The aim ofthe session is to look for common themes and new issues that can guide contemporary studies of participation in thefield of youth and religion. The session is open to conference participants interested in the issues discussed.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013.
Keyword [en]
youth, religion, participation
National Category
Ethnology
Research subject
Ethnology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-101636OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-101636DiVA: diva2:704732
Conference
Impact of Religion: Challenges for Society, Law and Democracy, 20-22 May, Uppsala, Sweden
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The Impact Programme
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Swedish Research Council
Available from: 2014-03-13 Created: 2014-03-13 Last updated: 2016-08-09Bibliographically approved

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