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Religion, en identifierbar faktor i människans inre: En kritisk diskursanalys av religionsbegreppet i svenska läroböcker
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Theology, Department of Theology, History of Religions.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study was to investigate how the concept of religion is constructed as a category in Swedish textbooks from the 1970s until the 1990s. The method consisted of a qualitative approach and Fairclough´s three-dimensional model with the three levels: text, discursive practice and social practice. Six Swedish textbooks for secondary school have been examined with the analysis tool modality. The results from the study show how religion was constructed as a timeless phenomenon, which can be traced through the history of mankind. Throughout the whole study period, human beings were described as being able to reach an inner contact with a higher power through an external action such as prayer. In the study, human life issues were constructed as an eternal need and religion was explained to extinguish these needs.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 38 p.
Keyword [sv]
Religion, religionskunskap, läroböcker, Fairclough, kritisk diskursanalys, kritisk religionsteori
National Category
History of Religions
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-296217OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-296217DiVA: diva2:938172
Subject / course
History of Religions
Educational program
Upper Secondary School Teacher Education Programme
Available from: 2016-06-16 Created: 2016-06-14 Last updated: 2016-06-16Bibliographically approved

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