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"Jag tycker att det är religiöst. Jag försöker att undvika det": - En uppsats om religion och tradition i det postmoderna Sverige -
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Studies.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

In the more individualistic postmodern society there is a noticeable decrease in religiosity amongst young adults in Sweden. In this thesis religion and tradition has been discussed with four focus groups to understand the reason behind this phenomenon. Their discussions have been analysed through the analytical tools of Bauman’s theories about the liquid society and Durkheim’s theories of religion as a reflection if society in a discussion about religiosity as a result of consumerism and tradition as a security. The postmodern society is orientated around the individual who expresses her individuality through consumerism. As a result, competition on the market regarding which products and favors people should use, have risen. However, the market value of religion is low, yet, tradition holds a high value as it produces a sense of community in a liquid modernity. It is tradition rather than religion that is a factor of socialization and produces an “us” versus “them” feeling that is visible in postmodern Sweden. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , p. 37
Keywords [en]
religion, socialization, consumerism, Bauman, postmodernity
Keywords [sv]
Religion, Socialisation, Konsumtion, Bauman, Postmodernitet
National Category
Social Sciences Sociology
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-32221OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-32221DiVA, id: diva2:695323
Subject / course
Sociologi
Educational program
International Social Sciences Programme, specialization Global Studies, 180 credits
Presentation
2014-01-17, Växjö, 17:26 (Swedish)
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Available from: 2014-02-11 Created: 2014-02-10 Last updated: 2014-02-11Bibliographically approved

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