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We became Muslims: Swedish women convert to Islam
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, The Hugo Valentin Centre.
2010 (English)In: Independent World Report, ISSN 2000-3757, Vol. 2, no 2, 39-41 p.Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Abstract [en]

Why Swedish women convert to Islam?"Many Western converts – irrespective of religion – long for wholeness. Those I have interviewed, strive for homogeneity as they see heterogeneity, complexity, and ambiguities as threatening and problematic. This longing for wholeness is expressed on many different levels.They wish to have stable heterosexual gender roles and are confident with the traditional, patriarchal family model. They argue that the absolute truth can be found in Islam, and they wish to live in a theocratic society ruled by Islam

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Örebro: Independent World Report , 2010. Vol. 2, no 2, 39-41 p.
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Islam, Gender, Conversion, Sociology of Religion
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Sociology of Religion
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-138717OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-138717DiVA: diva2:379605
Available from: 2010-12-18 Created: 2010-12-18 Last updated: 2013-04-29Bibliographically approved

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