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Bryggan mellan två världar: En tolkande fenomenologisk analys av bisexuella personers identitetsarbete
Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Psychology.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
The bridge between two worlds : An interpretative phenomenological analysis of bisexual persons' identity work (English)
Abstract [sv]

Syftet med denna uppsats har varit att studera hur bisexuella personer förhåller sig till sin identitet i en binär värld. Fem personer (en med icke-binär könsidentitet, en man, två kvinnor och en queer kvinna) har intervjuats, och intervjuerna har analyserats utifrån tolkande fenomenologisk analys, även kallad IPA. I resultatet framkommer mycket som bekräftar tidigare forskning gällande identitetsutveckling där de genomgår faser av förvirring, behov av stolthet/komma ut, kulturell gemenskap och syntes. Deltagarna upplever också att det ställs vissa särskilda krav på bisexuella personer och har upplevelser av olika former av stigmatisering som riktas mot bisexualitet, såsom hypersexualitet, sexualisering och monosexism. 

Abstract [en]

The aim of this thesis was to study how bisexually-identified people relate to their identity in a binary world. Five persons (one non-binary identified, one male-identified, two female-identified and one queer female-identified) have been interviewed, and the interviews were analysed using interpretative phenomenological analysis, also known as IPA. The results confirm much of earlier research concerning sexual identity development where the participants went through phases of confusion, need of pride/coming out, need of cultural immersion and synthesis. The participants also experienced that there was particular demands on bisexual-identified people and how they experienced attraction, and they had several experiences of different forms of stigmatisation aimed at bisexuality, such as prejudices about hypersexuality, sexualisation and monosexism.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 37 p.
Keyword [en]
bisexuality, identity, identity formation, sexual identity
Keyword [sv]
bisexualitet, identitet, identitetsutveckling, sexuell identitet
National Category
Psychology (excluding Applied Psychology)
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-131632ISRN: LIU-IBL-PSYK3-G--16/001--SEOAI: diva2:975216
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Available from: 2016-10-03 Created: 2016-09-29 Last updated: 2016-10-03Bibliographically approved

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