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Ökad medvetenhet - en källa till attitydförändring?

Wallin Alenius, Linn LU (2010) GNVK01 20101
Department of Gender Studies
Abstract
This essay investigates if attitudes to equality work among the administrative managers of Landskrona city can be altered through participating a seminar day on equality, multitude and discrimination. A questionnaire about the equality work in the municipality was sent out the administrative managers before the seminar day, and thereafter followed up by interviews. Through these interviews, leaning on intersectional theory and gender order theory, I have investigated what the managers perceive as the concept equality, how they advocate their own role in this work, and if the seminar day has influenced their will to work with equality within the municipality. I found that equality is understood as equality between sexes, also including... (More)
This essay investigates if attitudes to equality work among the administrative managers of Landskrona city can be altered through participating a seminar day on equality, multitude and discrimination. A questionnaire about the equality work in the municipality was sent out the administrative managers before the seminar day, and thereafter followed up by interviews. Through these interviews, leaning on intersectional theory and gender order theory, I have investigated what the managers perceive as the concept equality, how they advocate their own role in this work, and if the seminar day has influenced their will to work with equality within the municipality. I found that equality is understood as equality between sexes, also including ethnic multitude and sometimes even other grounds of discrimination. I also found that the administrative managers view equality based on a heteronormative differential view of gender and of sex. The seminar day seem to have made an influence on the attitudes among the administrative managers, both in sense of revealing their own prejudices, and also by allowing equality issues a higher priority in the rules of procedure. (Less)
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author
Wallin Alenius, Linn LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
En analys av förvaltningschefers attityder till jämställdhetsarbete efter en jämställdhetsdag.
course
GNVK01 20101
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
equality, intersectional theory, change of attitude, municipality, organization, sex
language
Swedish
id
1608787
date added to LUP
2010-06-15 15:41:42
date last changed
2011-01-31 09:55:33
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  abstract     = {This essay investigates if attitudes to equality work among the administrative managers of Landskrona city can be altered through participating a seminar day on equality, multitude and discrimination. A questionnaire about the equality work in the municipality was sent out the administrative managers before the seminar day, and thereafter followed up by interviews. Through these interviews, leaning on intersectional theory and gender order theory, I have investigated what the managers perceive as the concept equality, how they advocate their own role in this work, and if the seminar day has influenced their will to work with equality within the municipality. I found that equality is understood as equality between sexes, also including ethnic multitude and sometimes even other grounds of discrimination. I also found that the administrative managers view equality based on a heteronormative differential view of gender and of sex. The seminar day seem to have made an influence on the attitudes among the administrative managers, both in sense of revealing their own prejudices, and also by allowing equality issues a higher priority in the rules of procedure.},
  author       = {Wallin Alenius, Linn},
  keyword      = {equality,intersectional theory,change of attitude,municipality,organization,sex},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Ökad medvetenhet - en källa till attitydförändring?},
  year         = {2010},
}