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Elisabetta Ruspini, Glenda Tibe Bonifacio, and Consuelo Corradi

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781447336358

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2019

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447336358.001.0001

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‘Between me and my God’: a life story narrative of conciliating cultural discourses and personalization of Islam

‘Between me and my God’: a life story narrative of conciliating cultural discourses and personalization of Islam

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(p.175) Nine ‘Between me and my God’: a life story narrative of conciliating cultural discourses and personalization of Islam
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Women and Religion
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Ladan Rahbari

Chia Longman

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447336358.003.0010

This chapter offers a better understanding of the relation between gender and Islam by portraying and exploring a subjective account of conciliating religiosity and modern individualism. The study is conducted based on a life story narrative of a Muslim migrant woman from Iran, living in Belgium. Her life story and experiences prior to and after migration are analysed to reveal how she has built and made sense of her religiosity in the European context. By adopting a life story method, the chapter aims to investigate dynamics of conciliating supposedly contradicting cultural and religious discourses, and to explore religious belonging and personalization of faith.

Keywords:   gender, Islam, religiosity, individualism, Muslim migrant, religious belonging, faith

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