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Världen & religionen efter 11 september 2001: En kvalitativ textanalys utifrån en marxistisk förståelsehorisont
Dalarna University, School of Humanities and Media Studies, Religious Studies.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
: The world & religion after September 11, 2001: a qualitative text analysis from a Marxist perspective (English)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this essay is to examine how three contemporary and Marxist

oriented researchers try to explain the events in the USA in September 11, 2001

and the effect these events have had in relation to religion and religious

fundamentalism at large and for Islam specifically. The essay examines how these

ideas can be understood in relation to Marx’s ideas. The method consists of

qualitative text analysis and focuses on the ideas presented rather than who is

presenting the ideas. The hermeneutic approaches for analysing content and

argumentation has been used. The essay also has a comparative approach. In order

to understand the results in comparison to Marxist theory ideal types were created.

The result indicates that more long term as well as contemporary historical

processes are of importance in order to understand the attacks, that social and

economic inequality are significant and that religion in both these cases has a

subordinate position. The result rejects the idea of a “clash of civilisations” and

suggests instead a “clash within civilisations”. Religious fundamentalism is

understood as a part of modernity and Islamism as but one expression of Islam, a

maximalist one.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015.
Keyword [en]
marxism, marxist theory, religion, religious fundamentalism, islamism, terrorism, september 11
National Category
Religious Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:du-17489OAI: oai:DiVA.org:du-17489DiVA: diva2:813312
Available from: 2015-05-22 Created: 2015-05-22

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