International Society of Political Psychology

Conference Abstracts

2U Lifeworlds of young Muslims in Germany

(Session Organizer) Peter Holtz, Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria; (Chair) Wolfgang Frindte, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena (Germany); (Discussant) Wolfgang

Conference: ISPP 2011
Affiliation: Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria
Research Area: Intergroup relations

More than three million Muslims are living in Germany, with most of them being immigrants from Turkey or children or grand-children of immigrants from Turkey. How do they live? What are their wishes, fears, interests, and hopes? In how far does the global political tension affect their lives and their identities? What is the impact of German media and the media in their original countries? Which role do the acculturation goals of German Muslims and non-Muslims and the perceived attitudes of the other groups play? Within this panel, we will present data from an ongoing research project on lifeworlds of young Muslims in Germany (JUMUL) funded by German federal sources.
Peter Holtz (Linz University) will give a presentation on young German Muslims identity constructions based on an analysis of nine internet discussion boards and on five focus groups. Anna Moellering and David Schiefer (Jacobs University Bremen) will present on subjective concepts of terrorism among Muslims in Germany based on data from interviews with representatives of different generation of German Muslim families.The presentation by Daniel Geschke (Jena University) will focus on immigrants’ and non-immigrants’ perceptions of discrepancies between own acculturation goals and assumptions about the respective other group’s acculturation goals. Katharina Schurz (Jena University) will discuss the depiction of Muslim and non-Muslim agents in German, Arabic, and Turkish TV news broadcasts.