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Teori i praktikken: et studie af begærsforskydninger blandt genusstudenter

Johansen, Lovise Brade Haj (2009)
Department of Gender Studies
Abstract
This essay investigates the phenomenon of "shifts in desire" amongst students of gender studies at five universities in Sweden. Taking its starting point in a queerfeminist understanding of gender and sexuality and an ambition to challenge the predominant discourse of sexual essentialism I examine which aspects of gender studies my informants attach importance to when relating them to their shifts in desire. The essay combines a quantitative survey investigation, which reviels that shifts in desire, sexual pratices and/or gender identity are relatively common in relation to gender studies, with a qualitative analysis of in-depth interviews with seven students with different expiriences of shifts in desire and/or gender identity. The... (More)
This essay investigates the phenomenon of "shifts in desire" amongst students of gender studies at five universities in Sweden. Taking its starting point in a queerfeminist understanding of gender and sexuality and an ambition to challenge the predominant discourse of sexual essentialism I examine which aspects of gender studies my informants attach importance to when relating them to their shifts in desire. The essay combines a quantitative survey investigation, which reviels that shifts in desire, sexual pratices and/or gender identity are relatively common in relation to gender studies, with a qualitative analysis of in-depth interviews with seven students with different expiriences of shifts in desire and/or gender identity. The analysis reveals that it is a combination of theoretical understanding and the norm divergence in the cirruculum and context of gender studies as well as the subversive and political potential of challenging the predominant discourse of sexual essentialism that facilitates the students' shifts in desire. (Less)
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author
Johansen, Lovise Brade Haj
supervisor
organization
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
gender studies, students, shifts in desire, queertheory, emancipation, Genusvetenskap, Humanities, Humaniora, Social sciences, Samhällsvetenskaper
language
Danish
id
1316606
date added to LUP
2009-01-29 00:00:00
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2009-12-06 16:26:36
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  abstract     = {This essay investigates the phenomenon of "shifts in desire" amongst students of gender studies at five universities in Sweden. Taking its starting point in a queerfeminist understanding of gender and sexuality and an ambition to challenge the predominant discourse of sexual essentialism I examine which aspects of gender studies my informants attach importance to when relating them to their shifts in desire. The essay combines a quantitative survey investigation, which reviels that shifts in desire, sexual pratices and/or gender identity are relatively common in relation to gender studies, with a qualitative analysis of in-depth interviews with seven students with different expiriences of shifts in desire and/or gender identity. The analysis reveals that it is a combination of theoretical understanding and the norm divergence in the cirruculum and context of gender studies as well as the subversive and political potential of challenging the predominant discourse of sexual essentialism that facilitates the students' shifts in desire.},
  author       = {Johansen, Lovise Brade Haj},
  keyword      = {gender studies,students,shifts in desire,queertheory,emancipation,Genusvetenskap,Humanities,Humaniora,Social sciences,Samhällsvetenskaper},
  language     = {dan},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Teori i praktikken: et studie af begærsforskydninger blandt genusstudenter},
  year         = {2009},
}