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Mat och religion i en mångkulturell skola: En fältstudie om matlandskap, matvanor och miljöhänsyn
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013).
2017 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Food and religion in a multicultural school : A field study of foodscape, foodways and environmental consideration (English)
Abstract [en]

This thesis is placed between the fields of research concerning school and food and food and religion, and aims to document and analyze how different foodways enables or impedes in a multireligious and multicultural school. Three questions were determined concerning the foodscapes environment, school education and pupils’ choice. The study is conducted through a field research with both structured- and participant observations. The field work took place in foodscapes at a school in a multicultural district in a swedish town. The data consist of field notes, photographs, data sources, different policy documents, meal plans and applications of special diets. Document analyzes has been conducted on the meal plans and the special diets applications. 

The empirical material is analyzed based on theoretical perspectives about food and religion: foodscape, foodways, quasi-religious foodways, taboo foodways, immigration and multiculturalism in a secular society and migration and foodways. The most prominent result of the thesis is that most religious and quasi-religious foodways enables while a few foodways impedes because of taboo for some food at Frödingskolan. However, the school rarely provides meals that correspond with the pupils’ cultural foodways. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , 38 p.
Keyword [en]
multicultural school, food, foodscape, taboo, religious foodways and quasi-religious foodways
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Religious Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-47859OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-47859DiVA: diva2:1072228
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Religious Studies and Theology
Educational program
Secondary Education Programme: Upper-Secondary School: Swedish (330 ECTS credits)
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Available from: 2017-02-08 Created: 2017-02-08 Last updated: 2017-06-13Bibliographically approved

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