1 Danish School of Education - Forskningsprogrammet Barndom, ungdom og institution, pædagogisk antropologiske perspektiver, Danish School of Education, Arts, Aarhus University2 Danish School of Education - Pædagogisk Antropologi, Emdrup, Danish School of Education, Arts, Aarhus University3 Danish School of Education - Pædagogisk Antropologi, Emdrup, Danish School of Education, Arts, Aarhus University
growing up Muslim in small-town Danish schools
Drawing on fieldwork in small-town schools with children of Muslim background whose families came to Denmark as United Nation refugees, the chapter explores how pedagogical ideologies of school-based peer sociability inflect children’s experiences of ‘being Muslim.’ Danish provincial schools, with their permanent classes, emphasis on class-based sociability, and particular understandings of what constitutes religion, represent a particular context for children’s school experiences. An analysis of two contrasting cases reveals that participation in peer sociability in and beyond school tends to erase a child’s personal religiosity, whereas not participating conjures up images of really religious families.
Making European Muslims: Religious Socialization Among Young Muslims in Scandinavia and Western Europe, 2014, p. 205-228