GISCA No.26, 2020
Nadine Sieveking (Ed.)
"Dimensionen des Religiösen und Nicht-Religiösen. Empirische Forschungen im ERC-Projekt: ‚Private Pieties. Mundane Islam and New Forms of Muslim Religiosity: Impact on Contemporary Social and Political Dynamics‘"
This working paper reflects on the research processes initiated in the framework of the project „Private Pieties. Mundane Islam and New Forms of Muslim Religiosity: Impact on Contemporary Social and Political Dynamics“, as conceived and directed by Roman Loimeier. It presents preliminary results of these processes regarding the overall project as well as the individual projects, carried out so far in Iran (Katja Föllmer), Egypt (Lisa Franke), Lebanon (Johanna Kühn), Senegal (Nadine Sieveking), and Tunisia (Roman Loimeier). The introduction methodologically discusses aspects of our internal debates about central concepts and questions, in particular those concerning empirical access to “private pieties” or “individual religiosities”. The following chapters refer to country-specific research conditions, as well as to individual approaches and research interests of the team-members. Thereby, the respective focus of each empirical study as well as their emphasis on different forms of religiosity or nonreligiosity are elucidated.