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Oproblematiska problem?: Gymnasieelevers uppfattningar om och upplevelser av jämställdhet
Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies.
2006 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The aim of this master thesis is to examine high school students’ understandings and experiences of gender equality and to critically study the formulations and the basis of the project from Save the Children Sweden which are the basis for this master thesis. By using critical discourse analysis and gender theories the formulations and basis of the project and the interviews has been analyzed. The analysis of the project showed neglect for intersectional perspectives and taken for granted hidden opinions about masculinities and femininities. The interviews have been conducted with four high school students, and the students felt that they attend schools which are equal between genders. The analysis of the interviews gave another picture which showed that there are a number of factors that indicate that their schools aren’t equal between genders. The analysis deal with discourses as equality between gender and the lack of equality between gender, individuality, responsibility, resistance to change and will to change.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Institutionen för samhälls- och välfärdsstudier , 2006. , 58 p.
Keyword [en]
Gender, school, youth, heteronormativity, individuality, gender equality, critical discourse analysis
Keyword [sv]
Genus, skola, ungdomar, heteronormativitet, individualitet, jämställdhet, kritisk diskursanalys
National Category
Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-7636ISRN: LiU-ISV/SKA-D--06/33--SEOAI: diva2:22625
Subject / course
Social and Cultural Analysis (D-level)
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2006-11-29 Created: 2006-11-29 Last updated: 2012-04-24Bibliographically approved

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