20 SES 09, Identity and Inclusion for a Deaf Community and (Auto)Biographical Research in Rural Networks and Minority Groups' Pathways into Intercultural Eduction
Within a multi-cultural, multi-religious, “wired” society, the use of the Internet for religious purposes has potentially important implications for inter-ethnic and inter-religious relations, policy making and education. Furthermore, Internet has, over the past decade, provided a new platform for religious groups as a new approach and avenue for proclamation, communication and interaction, with both members and non-members of their faiths.
In this framework, little attention has been paid to the use of social network for religious socialization, especially within Muslim families. The paper will be focussed on 1) how young Muslims living in Italy use Facebook for developing, managing and discussing their religious belonging and 2) the effects of this process on the relationship between first and second generations. These issues will be discussed using qualitative data (30 interviews with Moroccans, first and second generations) aimed at both identifying differences and similarities among Muslim generations and outlining how the web changes religious belonging.
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