1 Danish School of Education - Research Programme for Diversity, Culture and Change, Danish School of Education, Arts, Aarhus University2 Danish School of Education - Pædagogisk Psykologi, Emdrup, Danish School of Education, Arts, Aarhus University3 Danish School of Education - Pædagogisk Psykologi, Emdrup, Danish School of Education, Arts, Aarhus University
the desire to belong and the renegotiation of homeLængslen efter at høre til og genforhandlingen af hjem
The article is based on a study of young Muslims’ constructions of belonging, home and identity and offers an understanding of belonging as a process that traverses multiple locations, communities and points of identification. A focus on the embodied processes of becoming and home as a desire to belong enables a dynamic and multilayered understanding of how young Muslims in Denmark create emotional and spatial points of belonging. For many, Muslimness is used as a basis for constructing belonging anywhere in the world, but Muslimness intersects with other positionings and embodied experiences of non-belonging. Home is thus deconstructed and, in some ways, reconstructed as a multidirectional desire to be seen as somebody who truly and naturally belongs.
New Scholar (burwood), 2014, Vol 3, Issue 1, p. 13-24
Belonging, Muslimness, home, diaspora, desire; Fællesskab; Social udsathed/arv; Kultur