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Osynliga offer : En kritisk idéanalys av riksdagsdebatten kring barnpornografilagen.

Rosén, Annelie and Svensson, Carina (2006)
Department of Political Science
Abstract
In this essay, the aim is to empirically and theoretically study the parliamentary debate of the child pornography law. The empirical part is an attempt to discover eventual underlying gender stereotypes in the debate. A text analysis is conducted with material consisting of motions from members of parliament and of protocols from the parliamentary debate. In this material we try to find latent and manifest expressions of gender stereotypes. There are several stereotypes, which effects the argumentation and prejudice of the debate, like stereotypes of the victims, the perpetrators and their characteristics. The general understanding is that the victim is a young girl and the perpetrator is an older man. The male victims are not discussed... (More)
In this essay, the aim is to empirically and theoretically study the parliamentary debate of the child pornography law. The empirical part is an attempt to discover eventual underlying gender stereotypes in the debate. A text analysis is conducted with material consisting of motions from members of parliament and of protocols from the parliamentary debate. In this material we try to find latent and manifest expressions of gender stereotypes. There are several stereotypes, which effects the argumentation and prejudice of the debate, like stereotypes of the victims, the perpetrators and their characteristics. The general understanding is that the victim is a young girl and the perpetrator is an older man. The male victims are not discussed at all, they are invisible victims.

In the theoretical part we combine our empirical results with our theoretical concepts. We analyze the gender stereotypes in relation to postfeminsm, heteronormativity and the theory of the ideal victim.

Our conclusion is that the members of the parliament focus on the female victim and the male perpetrator, according to heteronormativity and the theory of the ideal victim. The consequence of the concentration to girls as victims is in our meaning very negative for the young male victims. (Less)
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  abstract     = {In this essay, the aim is to empirically and theoretically study the parliamentary debate of the child pornography law. The empirical part is an attempt to discover eventual underlying gender stereotypes in the debate. A text analysis is conducted with material consisting of motions from members of parliament and of protocols from the parliamentary debate. In this material we try to find latent and manifest expressions of gender stereotypes. There are several stereotypes, which effects the argumentation and prejudice of the debate, like stereotypes of the victims, the perpetrators and their characteristics. The general understanding is that the victim is a young girl and the perpetrator is an older man. The male victims are not discussed at all, they are invisible victims.

In the theoretical part we combine our empirical results with our theoretical concepts. We analyze the gender stereotypes in relation to postfeminsm, heteronormativity and the theory of the ideal victim.

Our conclusion is that the members of the parliament focus on the female victim and the male perpetrator, according to heteronormativity and the theory of the ideal victim. The consequence of the concentration to girls as victims is in our meaning very negative for the young male victims.},
  author       = {Rosén, Annelie and Svensson, Carina},
  keyword      = {postfeminism,heteronormativity,gender stereotypes,the theory of the ideal victim,child pornography,heteronormativitet,könsstereotyper,teorin om det ideala offret,barnpornografi,Political and administrative sciences,Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Osynliga offer : En kritisk idéanalys av riksdagsdebatten kring barnpornografilagen.},
  year         = {2006},
}