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"For the sake of the community": om heterosexualitetens makt i Namibia
Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
2008 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

My study focuses on how heterosexuality became, and still is, the norm for sexuality in Namibia. My aim is to through interviewing young academics from University of Namibia and by using discourse analysis, queer- and postcolonial theory, try to find out how these young academics perceive sexuality. My findings are that my respondents perceive heterosexuality to be natural, normal and given by god, and that they perceive homosexuality to be ”a big no-no”. There are certain institutions in the Namibian society that regulates how the Namibian people thinks about sexuality, and my findings are that these are Christianity, culture, family, government, and the traditional picture of a good man and a good woman. The heteronormativity is present in many spheres of the Namibian society, and this study shows how.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. , 41 p.
Keyword [sv]
Sexualitet, heterosexualitet, heteronormativitet, Namibia, queerteori, postkolonial teori, genus
National Category
Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-12577ISRN: LiU-ISV/SKA-A--08/005--SEOAI: diva2:1735
Subject / course
Social and Cultural Analysis (D-level)
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2008-10-21 Created: 2008-09-15 Last updated: 2012-12-10Bibliographically approved

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