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Levande charader

Ståhl, Daniel LU (2010) SOAM11 20101
School of Social Work
Abstract (Swedish)
The purpose of this essay was to examine how normative perceptions regarding sexuality, behavior, looks and “being a good girl” can differ regarding which context the bearer of these normative perceptions reside in. There is a clear authorial discourse regarding young women and mental problems which could cause problems for these young women. For instance, there could be a risk that young women become stigmatized as weaker individuals, due to the fact that they are categorized as more likely to develop mental problems. In this essay, I have examined how the differences in normative perceptions can be explained. I’ve also examined how a girl’s choice in her appearance regarding sexuality, behavior and looks, and being a “good girl” can... (More)
The purpose of this essay was to examine how normative perceptions regarding sexuality, behavior, looks and “being a good girl” can differ regarding which context the bearer of these normative perceptions reside in. There is a clear authorial discourse regarding young women and mental problems which could cause problems for these young women. For instance, there could be a risk that young women become stigmatized as weaker individuals, due to the fact that they are categorized as more likely to develop mental problems. In this essay, I have examined how the differences in normative perceptions can be explained. I’ve also examined how a girl’s choice in her appearance regarding sexuality, behavior and looks, and being a “good girl” can affect the perceptions of the surrounding regarding the girl. Finally, I’ve examined how the differences in normative perceptions can affect the girls. To examine these areas, I’ve performed reflexive interviews with six girls at the second year of high school. I have used Pierre Bourdieus theory of symbolic capital in conjunction with social learning theory by Albert Banduras to understand my material. The results showed that the authorial discourse is wrong, when you consider that different contexts have different effects on the young women. One also needs to consider the different cultures and discourses that dominate a surrounding, as this often will determine how outsiders who try to fit in will be received. (Less)
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author
Ståhl, Daniel LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
Kontextuell normativitet hos unga kvinnor i gymnasiet
Contextual normativity of young women in high school
course
SOAM11 20101
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
girl, norm, bourdieu, capital, social learning
language
Swedish
id
1586280
date added to LUP
2010-04-20 10:59:50
date last changed
2010-04-20 10:59:50
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  abstract     = {The purpose of this essay was to examine how normative perceptions regarding sexuality, behavior, looks and “being a good girl” can differ regarding which context the bearer of these normative perceptions reside in. There is a clear authorial discourse regarding young women and mental problems which could cause problems for these young women. For instance, there could be a risk that young women become stigmatized as weaker individuals, due to the fact that they are categorized as more likely to develop mental problems. In this essay, I have examined how the differences in normative perceptions can be explained. I’ve also examined how a girl’s choice in her appearance regarding sexuality, behavior and looks, and being a “good girl” can affect the perceptions of the surrounding regarding the girl. Finally, I’ve examined how the differences in normative perceptions can affect the girls. To examine these areas, I’ve performed reflexive interviews with six girls at the second year of high school. I have used Pierre Bourdieus theory of symbolic capital in conjunction with social learning theory by Albert Banduras to understand my material. The results showed that the authorial discourse is wrong, when you consider that different contexts have different effects on the young women. One also needs to consider the different cultures and discourses that dominate a surrounding, as this often will determine how outsiders who try to fit in will be received.},
  author       = {Ståhl, Daniel},
  keyword      = {girl,norm,bourdieu,capital,social learning},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Levande charader},
  year         = {2010},
}