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Mind the beard!: Deference, purity and Islamisation of everyday life as micro-factors in a Salafi cultural epidemiology
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
2013 (English)In: Religion, Migration, Mutation: Abstract Book XII.  Annual Conference of the European Association for the Study of Religions and a Special Conference of the International Association for the History of Religions, hosted by the British Association for the Study of Religions at Liverpool Hope University.Liverpool Hope University, Hope Park Campus, Liverpool, UK, 3-6 September 2013, 2013Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Salafism has come into focus in research as a trend among Muslims in the contemporary world, and even as a new religious movement, particularly after the 2001 attacks on WTC and consequent "war on terror" and the emergence of a Salafi political movement in the wake of the Arab spring. Attempts at explaining the apparent popularity and attraction of Salafism in diverse social settings often take on a particularistic character, pointing to specific local circumstances. However, in this paper I suggest that in addition to social, economic and political ”macro-factors”, there may be certain generally human cognitive and psychological ”micro-factors” to consider as well. Such potential ”micro-factors” of a Salafi cultural ”epidemiology” are discussed in relation to three recurring features in ideology and practices of a ”prototypical Salafism”: deference to the literal content of the scriptures, a stress on purity (bodily, moral and ideological) and the Islamisation of everyday life.  

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2013.
Keyword [en]
Islam, Salafism, Epidemiology of representations
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Religious Studies History of Religions
Research subject
Humanities, Study of Religions
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-28779OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-28779DiVA: diva2:646953
Conference
"Religion, migration, mutation". European Association for the Study of Religions(EASR)12th Annual Conference & International Association for the History of Religions Special Conference Tuesday 3rd to Friday 6th September 2013, Liverpool Hope University.
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 2008-30036-57280-29
Available from: 2013-09-10 Created: 2013-09-10 Last updated: 2014-12-17Bibliographically approved

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