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Kroppar i nationens tjänst: en studie av statens kontroll av patologiserade kroppars reproduktion

Berg, Sandra LU (2010) GNVK01 20101
Department of Gender Studies
Abstract
This is a study of the Swedish governments control over pathologicalized bodies. I have carried out a genealogical analysis of Swedish government official reports concerning forced sterilizations. The purpose of the study was to find out in which ways the Swedish government controls and restricts “certain kinds” of bodies when it comes to reproduction. With theoretical influences from Judith Butler and Michel Foucault I have done a kind of genealogically tracing from a contemporary problem back to 1929. This contemporary issue is constituted by the suggestion concerning castration of transsexuals which was a part of SOU 2007:16 “Ändrad könstillhörighet - förslag till ny lag”. I consider that this suggestion have connections with the... (More)
This is a study of the Swedish governments control over pathologicalized bodies. I have carried out a genealogical analysis of Swedish government official reports concerning forced sterilizations. The purpose of the study was to find out in which ways the Swedish government controls and restricts “certain kinds” of bodies when it comes to reproduction. With theoretical influences from Judith Butler and Michel Foucault I have done a kind of genealogically tracing from a contemporary problem back to 1929. This contemporary issue is constituted by the suggestion concerning castration of transsexuals which was a part of SOU 2007:16 “Ändrad könstillhörighet - förslag till ny lag”. I consider that this suggestion have connections with the sterilization politics which were in progress in Sweden from the 1930´s to1975. By analysing my material through a lens constituted by themes, such as body and nation, consent and sex/gender, it has been shown that the state controls and limits some of its citizen’s reproductionpossibilities. By support from forcing systems, such as the heterosexual matrix the state determines some bodies as pathologicalized and incomprehensible As a result these bodies are not considered all the way human, partly because of their inadequate genderadoption, and is prevented from reproduction in the name of biopower (Less)
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Berg, Sandra LU
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GNVK01 20101
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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forced sterilizations, heterosexual matrix, biopower, pathologicalized bodies
language
Swedish
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1608835
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  abstract     = {This is a study of the Swedish governments control over pathologicalized bodies. I have carried out a genealogical analysis of Swedish government official reports concerning forced sterilizations. The purpose of the study was to find out in which ways the Swedish government controls and restricts “certain kinds” of bodies when it comes to reproduction. With theoretical influences from Judith Butler and Michel Foucault I have done a kind of genealogically tracing from a contemporary problem back to 1929. This contemporary issue is constituted by the suggestion concerning castration of transsexuals which was a part of SOU 2007:16 “Ändrad könstillhörighet - förslag till ny lag”. I consider that this suggestion have connections with the sterilization politics which were in progress in Sweden from the 1930´s to1975. By analysing my material through a lens constituted by themes, such as body and nation, consent and sex/gender, it has been shown that the state controls and limits some of its citizen’s reproductionpossibilities. By support from forcing systems, such as the heterosexual matrix the state determines some bodies as pathologicalized and incomprehensible As a result these bodies are not considered all the way human, partly because of their inadequate genderadoption, and is prevented from reproduction in the name of biopower},
  author       = {Berg, Sandra},
  keyword      = {forced sterilizations,heterosexual matrix,biopower,pathologicalized bodies




},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Kroppar i nationens tjänst: en studie av statens kontroll av patologiserade kroppars reproduktion},
  year         = {2010},
}