Inte för att jag hatar barn, men...: En intervjustudie om att inte vilja ha barn
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Magister), 20 points / 30 hpStudent thesis
The purpose of this study is to examine how some people who do not want children construct their identity in a context where children is the norm. The study therefore focuses on how they legitimate and present their identity in this context. 4 women and 2 men with the intention to remain childless have therefore been interviewed, and from these interviews I analyze and describe how intentional childless people construct their identity. My theoretical framework is built up by discourse psychology and gender/heterosexual hegemony theories. The thesis shows that it is hard for the intentional childless to construct their identity as once and for all given, the identity is constructed as a “norm” against the norm, as well as affected by the norm. The intentional childless in this study construct their identity by using different discourses and place themselves in a context. The use of discourses tend to describe intentional childless in a certain way, often in a good way, and here is also a rhetorical language use in practice.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Institutionen för samhälls- och välfärdsstudier , 2008. , 48 p.
Diskurspsykologi, frivilligt barnlös, genus, diskurs, heteronormativitet, identitetskonstruktion, retoriskt språkbruk, tolkningsrepertoar
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-12316ISRN: LiU-ISV/SKA-A--08/32--SEOAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-12316DiVA: diva2:18537
2008-05-22, Bomull 348, Bomull, 13:00