Freedom through submission: The discourse of human freedom among Muslims in Denmark

PhD fellow Johannes Renders will give a talk at a Lunch Seminar, arranged by the Centre for Contemporary Religion (Center for SamtidsReligion)

01.02.2017 | Mikkel Pade

Dato tir 21 feb
Tid 12:00 13:00
Sted AU Campus Nobel, Bldg. 1453, Room 415, Jens Chr. Skous Vej 3

How is it that one particular statement rather than another appears in a field of discourse? How is it, that within the Danish Muslim community human freedom is spoken of in certain terms? In this talk, I will outline my Foucauldian-ethnographic approach to human freedom, which strives for a "pure description of discursive events" while involving classical anthropological methods. Some of my preliminary fieldwork findings will help illustrate the advantages of working on the level of the Foucauldian statement.

Johannes Renders is a PhD fellow at the School of Culture and Society with a project entitled "The values of individual freedom and dignity in contemporary religious movements."