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Learning to be a good muslim: Mo(ve)ments beyond gang engagement and radicalization

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The paper explores the process of learning to be a good Muslim and the movement beyond gang engagement and religious radicalization. We follow a former gang member, X, and analyze his changed participation in and across various communities and contexts, such as his former gang environment, a Muslim community learning center, and how various arrangements of Danish prison practice and legal psychiatry, provide possibilities and limitations for building a meaningful trajectory beyond gang engagement. Employing mo(ve)ment methodology, we look into significant and conflictual moments that moved him towards change, exploring the ways in which he actively uses Islam and the community around this as a vehicle of transformation of himself and his practices in different contexts of his life. We follow his journey of transformation from gang member, to becoming more engaged in Islam in the isolation of his prison cell, to going into the direction of a radical form of Islamic ideology, and moving away from that engaging in a spiritual sense of religiosity
Udgivelsesårmar. 2021
StatusUdgivet - mar. 2021
BegivenhedNordic Conference on Violent Extremism - University of Helsinki , Helsinki, Finland
Varighed: 10 mar. 202112 mar. 2021


KonferenceNordic Conference on Violent Extremism
LokationUniversity of Helsinki

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