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Young People and the Use of the Internet as Transitional Space

Lövheim, Mia

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Abstract

Mia Lövheim asks what we have learnt about the possibility of Computer Mediated Communication (CMC) providing this space? When, where, how, and for whom can this become a reality? Her article discusses this issue, starting from an area of central importance to these issues: religion and young people in the process of constructing self-identity in the transition from childhood to adulthood. Studies of religion in post-modern society have shown that the function of religious beliefs, practices, and institutions in providing a transitional space for such processes is changing. Lövheim presents her recent study of young men and women using a Swedish Web community for discussing both established and alternative religious discourses, and for forging what Nancy Ammerman terms ”religious autobiographies”.

Item Type: Article
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2005 06:55
Date: 2005
Faculties / Institutes: Philosophische Fakultät > Institut für Religionswissenschaft
Subjects: 200 Religion
Controlled Keywords: Religion, Internet
Uncontrolled Keywords: Religion , InternetReligion , Internet
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