Religious Discourse, Social Cohesion and Conflict

ab 19,90 

Thomas Joseph Ndaluka

Muslim – Christian Relations in Tanzania

ISBN 978-3-643-90211-5
Band-Nr. 5
Jahr 2012
Seiten 288
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Interreligious Studies

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This book analyzes socio-religious transformation in Tanzania. Some
scholars claim that religion has returned to the public domain since the
collapse of Tanzanian socialism, and that there is a tension between
Muslims and Christians. Based on focus group discussions in Dar es Salaam,
the author acquires insight into Muslim – Christian relations using
Critical Discourse Analysis. He analyses how Muslims and Christians
identify and position themselves in relation to each other and the
conditions which make them elevate their religious identity over other
identities. The book reveals that some periphreal voices threaten social
cohesion, but in general Muslims and Christains maintain friendly
relations and avoid conflict. It also shows individualization or
de-institutionalization as dominant trends in the country. However,
educational institutions have remained strong and influence other
institutions such as the family.

Thomas J. Ndaluka is an Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Sociology
and Anthropology at the University of Dar es Salaam. He is a part time
Lecturer at the Institute of Finance Management and External Examiner at
the Mwalimu Nyerere Memorial Academy. His area of interests include
Religion and Development, Public Health, Socio-Economic Issues and