Children in Minority Religions - Growing Up in Controversial Religious Groups - Liselotte Frisk

Children in Minority Religions - Growing Up in Controversial Religious Groups - Liselotte Frisk

3. Growing Up in Controversial Minority Religions: Constructions of Childhoods

Children in Minority Religions - Growing Up in Controversial Religious Groups - Liselotte Frisk

Liselotte Frisk [+-]
Dalarna University, Sweden
Liselotte Frisk has been a professor in Religious Studies at Dalarna University, Sweden, since 2006. She presented a doctoral dissertation on new religious movements in 1993 at Åbo Akademi, Finland, and after that worked as a lecturer at Umeå University in Sweden for a few years. In 1999 she moved to Dalarna University where she created a profile of studying new religious movements within Religious Studies. Research projects include two projects about New Age in the 1990s, and, later, a 3-year project about what happened to the new religious movements from the 1960s and 70s over the decades, funded by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond. Another research project, undertaken together with Peter Åkerbäck, Stockholm University, dealt with a local mapping of the new spirituality in Dalarna (2008-2011), funded by Vetenskapsrådet. A current research project, also funded by Vetenskapsrådet, deals with children in minority religions (2012-2015). All research projects have resulted in books and articles in Swedish as well as in English. Liselotte Frisk has been co-editor of the International Journal for the Study of New Religions (2010-2013), and is currently co-editor of Aura, a Nordic journal publishing academic articles about new religious movements. She was the director of International Society for the Study of New Religions for four years (2010-2013), and is now the vice director of FINYAR, the Nordic society for the academic study of new religions. Other research interests include new religions in Japan.

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This chapter discusses in an overview manner socialization, identity construction, and the daily life of children in the minority religions in focus in the present book: The Hare Krishna movement, The Family (formerly Children of God), The Church of Scientology, The Family Federation (formerly The Unification Church), Knutby Filadelfia (a Pentecostal group), The Exclusive Brethren, and Jehovah's Witnesses. Different patterns, structures, and different kinds of constructions of childhoods are discussed. The material is based on life narrative interviews with about 60 adults who grew up in these groups in Sweden. The sample consists of interviewees who decided to join the religious groups of their parents, as well as those who decided not to, and parents who have brought up children in the different groups. The method used is that of narrative analysis and thematic analysis

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Frisk, Liselotte. 3. Growing Up in Controversial Minority Religions: Constructions of Childhoods. Children in Minority Religions - Growing Up in Controversial Religious Groups. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 64-94 Feb 2018. ISBN 9781781794203. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=32369. Date accessed: 20 Jun 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.32369. Feb 2018

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