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