Freedom through Submission: The discourse on human freedom among Muslims in Denmark

Part 1: General introduction


My PhD project is a Foucault-inspired analysis of the discourse on human freedom among Muslims in Denmark. The analysis is supported by ethnographic fieldwork (from January 2017) and qualitative research methods. The research started in September 2016, and will be concluded around September 2019, with a monograph (provisionally) titled: “Freedom through submission: the discourse on human freedom among Muslims in Denmark”. The project is part of the ITN (Innovative Training Network) “The History of Human Freedom and Dignity in Western Civilization”, a research collaboration between 6 universities and 9 non-academic partner organizations across Europe. The project traces the historical roots and transformations of the modern conception of humans as dignified and free beings, especially as met with in theological and philosophical traditions. The research is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under a Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant.

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