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Att anpassa normerna till människorna: Heteronormativa diskurser i svensk migrationspolicy
Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Political Science .
Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Political Science .
2009 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Adjusting norms to humans : Heteronormative discourses in Swedish migration policy (English)
Abstract [sv]

Migrationsverket har kritiserats hårt för att inte ha tillräcklig kunskap i homo-, bi- och transsexualitetsfrågor, eftersom människor nekats uppehållstillstånd trots att de uppfyllt kriterierna. Samkönade par har inte behandlats som par i ansökningsprocessen. Människor med "fel" sexualitet har fram till 2005 inte beviljats asyl med sin sexuella läggning som skäl, eftersom det inte klassats som tillräcklig förföljelsegrund för flyktingstatus. Praktiker som dessa har kritiserats för att utgå från en heteronormativ diskurs som är diskriminerande.

Queerfeministisk teori kritiserar samhälleliga normer som påverkar hur människor behandlas. Med hjälp av en queerfeministisk teori urskiljs och analyseras heteronormativa diskurser i svensk migrationspolicy. Policyn får här representeras av fem statliga utredningar vilka behandlar flyktingskap och anhöriginvandring.

Vad som framträtt genom analysen är att det finns tendenser till både heteronormativa och patriarkala strukturer inom migrationspolicyn. Idag finns emellertid en större förståelse för könsrollsfrågor och det finns en vilja och strävan efter att använda ett köns- och sexualitetsneutralt språk. Begreppet partnerskap förekommer allt mer frekvent vilket tolkas som att partnerskapet som institution införlivats i den allmänna samhällsnormen om tvåsamhet. Däremot är det endast den homosexuella mannen som synliggörs. Kvinnors sexualitet i allmänhet och homosexuella kvinnors sexualitet i synnerhet, osynliggörs i diskurserna.

Abstract [en]

 

The Swedish migration authority has been criticized for not having enough knowledge on issues concerning gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex people since visas has been declined even if the person fulfil the conditions. Couples of the same sex have not been processed as a couple. People with the "wrong" sexual orientation have had their asylums applications declined if sexual identity was the reason for persecution until 2005, when sexuality was accepted as reason for refugee status. These types of actions have been criticized for discrimination caused by heteronormative discourses.

Queer feministic theory is sceptical to societal norms and their influence on how people are being treated. Heteronormative discourses in Swedish migration policy will be visible and analysed with the queer feministic theory. The policy will be represented by five public investigations dealing with refugees and family reunification.

The results from the analysis show tendencies to both heteronormative and patriarchal structures in the migration policy. Today the consciousness of gender issues is present which results in a will to use gender and sexuality neutral language. The term registered partners is more frequently used which can be seen as the institution of partnership has been included in the norm. The gay man is only part who has been accepted. The female sexuality has in general been ignored in the discourses and even more the sexuality of the homosexual woman.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. , 30 p.
Keyword [sv]
diskurs, heteronormativitet, migration, queer, SOU
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalization Studies)
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-19452ISRN: LIU-IEI-FIL-G--09/00331--SEOAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-19452DiVA: diva2:224982
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(English)
Uppsok
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
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Available from: 2009-09-10 Created: 2009-06-23 Last updated: 2009-09-10Bibliographically approved

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