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Frågan är - flera sanningar, en lögn?: en kartläggning av hur religion framställs i läromedel grundade på ett massmedialt flöde under 2000-talets första decennium
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Theology, Department of Theology, History of Religions.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study is to examine how different religious traditions are portrayed in teaching materials based on news reports. The main question concerns the way in which religious practices and holidays are described and in which contexts religion is presented. The method includes a both quantitative and qualitative content analysis. The study concludes that certain religious practices are presented in a way that describes the practitioners as more faithful and homogenous than others. This was especially prominent among Muslims and to a certain extent Hindus. The results also show that in the learning content, Islam revolves much more around wars and conflicts. This is not the case regarding Christianity, which is more often presented in everyday contexts and together with positive topics. Altogether, this leads to the conclusion that different images of the religions emerge with the unavoidable consequence that some traditions are presented as more peaceful than others.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 45 p.
Keyword [sv]
Religion, Veckans nutidsfrågor, Läromedel, Innehållsanalys, Konflikt, Fred, Praxis
National Category
History of Religions
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-255111OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-255111DiVA: diva2:820900
Subject / course
History of Religion and Social Sciences of Religion
Educational program
Teacher Education Programme
Available from: 2015-06-15 Created: 2015-06-12 Last updated: 2015-06-15Bibliographically approved

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