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Abstract This study focuses on the way people of Greek Orthodox origin, who have been converted to Islam, are self-presented via the media and the internet. The main goal is to study the reasons of their conversion, their social and religious background and the reaction of their family after their conversion. The research material is consisted of newspaper articles, television programs and internet sources. In that material people account of their conversion stories and try to present their new religious identity to the public. The method that is going to be applied is the classic thematic analysis of discourse.

Affiliations: 1: Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences of Athens sociology.panteion@gmail.com

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Abstract This study focuses on the way people of Greek Orthodox origin, who have been converted to Islam, are self-presented via the media and the internet. The main goal is to study the reasons of their conversion, their social and religious background and the reaction of their family after their conversion. The research material is consisted of newspaper articles, television programs and internet sources. In that material people account of their conversion stories and try to present their new religious identity to the public. The method that is going to be applied is the classic thematic analysis of discourse.

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