Historisches Seminar 

Secularity From the Lenses of the Online Media (Albania and Kosovo)

Secularity From the Lenses of the Online Media (Albania and Kosovo)

Projektleitung:
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Höpken

Projektbeteiligte:
Jeta Abazi Gashi

    Kurzbeschreibung

    Coming from a long period of Albanian Secularism, Albania and Kosovo, two secular states, are now negotiating over secular nationalism, secular state and the secular media. Apart from the transformation and the revival of religion, threats under the name of Islam have made the situation more complex and the debate polarized. Despite the similarities between Albania and Kosovo, there are existing social and political differences. It is not the intention of the project to compare the two states but rather to explore the differences. To better understand the situation in these two secular states, where Muslims are not the minority, the following factors will be taken to account: local, national and transnational influences. The project uses online media as a tool for explaining secularity, focusing on the topics of the veil, public space, religious holidays, national state symbols (Skanderbeg and Mother Teresa) and women rights. Through six different online media, these are the questions that the project seeks to answer: How is secularity negotiated, who are the actors, and what are their discursive strategies?

    Keywords: secularity, Albania, Kosovo, secular states, online media


    letzte Änderung: 13.08.2018 

    Jeta Abazi Gashi

    Jeta Abazi Gashi

    Historisches Seminar
    Beethovenstraße 15
    04107 Leipzig

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    Zeitraum

    seit Oktober 2016

    Finanzierung

    Promotionsstipendiums der  Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung