Conférence de Hansjörg DILGER, Prof. Dr., Institut für Sozial- und Kulturanthropologie, FU Berlin
Mardi 10 octobre 2023
16:15 - 18:00
Salle 5033 Anthropole
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Dans le cadre du colloque de recherche ISSR "Enquêter en sciences sociales des religions : psychologie de la religion, sociologie des religions, sciences sociales des migrations"
Since the early 21st century, Christian and Muslim schools have become important destinations in families and pupils’ quests for new study opportunities and securing a ‘good life’ in Tanzania. These schools combine secular education with the moral (self-)formation of young people, leading to a realignment of the fields of education with interreligious co-existence and class formation in the country’s urban centres. In this book, I explore the emerging entanglements of faith, morality, and the educational market in Dar es Salaam, highlighting processes of religious institutionalisation and their individual and collective embodiment. I contextualise these dynamics through an analysis of the politics of Christian-Muslim relations in postcolonial Tanzania and show how the field of education has shaped the positions of these highly diverse religious communities in diverging ways. In doing so, I suggest that students and teachers’ religious experience and practice in faith-oriented schools are shaped by the search for socio-moral belonging as well as by the power relations and inequalities of an interconnected world. In this presentation, I will provide an overview of the conceptual and ethnographic findings of my book as well as the methodological approach of my fieldwork in six different Christian and Muslim schools in Dar es Salaam.
For more information about the book on the publisher’s website click here.