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Title: Conceptualizing lived religious citizenship: a case-study of Christian and Muslim women in Norway and the United Kingdom
Authors: Nyhagen, Line
Keywords: Citizenship
Religious citizenship
Lived religion
Gender and religion
Women and Islam
Women and Christianity
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: © Taylor & Francis
Citation: NYHAGEN, L., 2015. Conceptualizing lived religious citizenship: a case-study of Christian and Muslim women in Norway and the United Kingdom. Citizenship Studies, 19(6/7), pp.768-784.
Abstract: The concept of ‘religious citizenship’ is increasingly being used by scholars, but there are few attempts at defining it. This article argues that rights-based definitions giving primacy to status and rights are too narrow, and that feminist approaches to citizenship foregrounding identity, belonging and participation, as well as an ethics of care, provide a more comprehensive understanding of how religious women understand and experience their own ‘religious citizenship’. Findings from interviews with Christian and Muslim women in Oslo and Leicester suggest a close relationship between religious women’s faith and practice (‘lived religion’) and their ‘lived citizenship’. However, gender inequalities and status differences between majority and minority religions produce challenges to rights-based approaches to religious citizenship.
Description: This paper is embargoed until 31st January 2017.
Sponsor: The research on which this manuscript is based, was funded by the European Union 6th Framework Programme (project number 028746).
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1080/13621025.2015.1049979
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/17154
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13621025.2015.1049979
ISSN: 1469-3593
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