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Älska din nästa om du vågar! De homosexuellas syn på den heterosexuella normen

Memedoska, Sibel and Nauckhoff, Paula (2006)
School of Social Work
Abstract
Abstract

Homosexuality is surely accepted in today´s society - or isn´t it? Many things have changed, for instance laws, which are in favour for homosexuals, have been introduced, in Sweden that is. As we although know, many things are not only dependent on what laws tell us to do. The society also contains values and norms and they furthermore exist in individuals. Regarding sexuality, the norm is heterosexuality.

How much does the norm affect our way of living? In what way is it encouraged? What happens to people who don´t live up to the norm? How is it to be homosexual in today´s society? These are some of the questions that we look upon in this paper. The overall purpose therefore is to see how it is to deviate from the established... (More)
Abstract

Homosexuality is surely accepted in today´s society - or isn´t it? Many things have changed, for instance laws, which are in favour for homosexuals, have been introduced, in Sweden that is. As we although know, many things are not only dependent on what laws tell us to do. The society also contains values and norms and they furthermore exist in individuals. Regarding sexuality, the norm is heterosexuality.

How much does the norm affect our way of living? In what way is it encouraged? What happens to people who don´t live up to the norm? How is it to be homosexual in today´s society? These are some of the questions that we look upon in this paper. The overall purpose therefore is to see how it is to deviate from the established heteronormativity. To reach this answer, we have carried out interviews with five lesbian women, and presented complementing literature and theories to the subject.

Sexuality and what is "normal" is something that we have constructed our selves; something that is done through interaction with other people. We have become aware of that if opposing from the norm, consequences follow and also expectations from people and society. (Less)
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Memedoska, Sibel and Nauckhoff, Paula
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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heteronormativitet, norm, makt, sexualitet, homosexualitet, queer, Social changes, theory of social work, Sociala förändringar, teorier om socialt arbete
language
Swedish
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1326402
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2006-02-21
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2006-02-21
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  abstract     = {Abstract

Homosexuality is surely accepted in today´s society - or isn´t it? Many things have changed, for instance laws, which are in favour for homosexuals, have been introduced, in Sweden that is. As we although know, many things are not only dependent on what laws tell us to do. The society also contains values and norms and they furthermore exist in individuals. Regarding sexuality, the norm is heterosexuality.

How much does the norm affect our way of living? In what way is it encouraged? What happens to people who don´t live up to the norm? How is it to be homosexual in today´s society? These are some of the questions that we look upon in this paper. The overall purpose therefore is to see how it is to deviate from the established heteronormativity. To reach this answer, we have carried out interviews with five lesbian women, and presented complementing literature and theories to the subject.

Sexuality and what is "normal" is something that we have constructed our selves; something that is done through interaction with other people. We have become aware of that if opposing from the norm, consequences follow and also expectations from people and society.},
  author       = {Memedoska, Sibel and Nauckhoff, Paula},
  keyword      = {heteronormativitet,norm,makt,sexualitet,homosexualitet,queer,Social changes, theory of social work,Sociala förändringar, teorier om socialt arbete},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Älska din nästa om du vågar! De homosexuellas syn på den heterosexuella normen},
  year         = {2006},
}