Jämställdhet: definitioner, attityder och jämställdhetsåtgärder i praktiken
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Magister)Student thesisAlternative title
The concept of gender equality, attitudes towards gender equality and the consequences for gender equality measures (English)
The object of this essay is to discuss the relationship between the definition of the concept of gender equality and attitudes towards gender equality and their consequences for gender equality measures. The point of departure is feminist political theory and interviews about attitudes towards gender equality at a department at the University of Linköping. The conclusions of this study is that there are a wide range of definitions and attitudes, and these conceptions are not necessarily the same as those being pointed out in the official gender equality policy at the University of Linköping. In this study the opinions of measures for gender equality among the interviewed are widely spread. Some finding Swedish men and women already being equal and therefore there is no need for measures, since this would result in discrimination of men since women would gain advantages from being women. Others find measures for gender equality important since the society and the University is male-defined and therefore not equal. Following, there is a need for further discussions on the definition of, and measures for gender equality. The feminist perspective on the concept of gender equality highlights the need for consideration on how the measures are reproducing, reinforcing or reconceptualizing the signification of gender.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Ekonomiska institutionen , 2002. , 37 p.
Master Thesis in Political Science, 2002:4
Political science, Feminism, Jämställdhet, Jämställdhetsåtgärder, Könssegregering Feminism, Gender Equality, Measures for gender equality, Sexual division of labour
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalization Studies)
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-1365OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-1365DiVA: diva2:18688