Learning to be a good Muslim: Movements beyond gang engagement and radicalization

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Learning to be a good Muslim : Movements beyond gang engagement and radicalization. / Mørck, Line Lerche; Khawaja, Iram.

working title: Situated learning – revisited. red. / Marina França; Ana Gomes; Dorte kousholt; Jean Lave; Line Lerche Mørck. 2020. s. 1-18.

Publikation: Bidrag til bog/antologi/rapport/proceedingBidrag til bog/antologiForskningpeer review

Harvard

Mørck, LL & Khawaja, I 2020, Learning to be a good Muslim: Movements beyond gang engagement and radicalization. i M França, A Gomes, D kousholt, J Lave & LL Mørck (red), working title: Situated learning – revisited. s. 1-18.

APA

Mørck, L. L., & Khawaja, I. (Accepteret/In press). Learning to be a good Muslim: Movements beyond gang engagement and radicalization. I M. França, A. Gomes, D. kousholt, J. Lave, & L. L. Mørck (red.), working title: Situated learning – revisited (s. 1-18)

CBE

Mørck LL, Khawaja I. 2020. Learning to be a good Muslim: Movements beyond gang engagement and radicalization. França M, Gomes A, kousholt D, Lave J, Mørck LL, red. I working title: Situated learning – revisited. s. 1-18.

MLA

Mørck, Line Lerche og Iram Khawaja "Learning to be a good Muslim: Movements beyond gang engagement and radicalization"., França, Marina, Gomes, Ana kousholt, Dorte Lave, Jean Mørck, Line Lerche (red.). working title: Situated learning – revisited. 2020, 1-18.

Vancouver

Mørck LL, Khawaja I. Learning to be a good Muslim: Movements beyond gang engagement and radicalization. I França M, Gomes A, kousholt D, Lave J, Mørck LL, red., working title: Situated learning – revisited. 2020. s. 1-18

Author

Mørck, Line Lerche ; Khawaja, Iram. / Learning to be a good Muslim : Movements beyond gang engagement and radicalization. working title: Situated learning – revisited. red. / Marina França ; Ana Gomes ; Dorte kousholt ; Jean Lave ; Line Lerche Mørck. 2020. s. 1-18

Bibtex

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