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Thomas Brandt Fibiger

Mom, are we Shi’a? Neg(oti)ating Sectarian Identity in Everyday Life in Post-2011 Bahrain

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Based on ethnographic fieldwork experiences in Bahrain in 2017 and 2018, but also drawing on long-term work with this country since 2003, I suggest in this article that questions of sectarianization and de-sectarianization are important, but cannot be definitely answered. While many Bahrainis identify strongly as either Sunni or Shi’a Muslims, at the same time they highlight that this should not be all that defines them, and that de-, cross- or non-sectarian relations are both possible and important, also and not least in the wake of the ill-fated uprising in 2011.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftReview of Faith and International Affairs
Vol/bind18
Nummer1
Sider (fra-til)34-42
Antal sider9
ISSN1557-0274
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2020

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