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Så klart att jag är feminist, men könskvotering är verkligen att gå för långt!

Andersson, Jessica LU (2010) GNVK01 20101
Department of Gender Studies
Abstract (Swedish)
This bachelor’s thesis aims to problematize the debate regarding the use of quotas as a tool or strategy to create equality between women and men, and it focuses particularly on the current debate regarding the boards of companies. The thesis also addresses the debate regarding quotas in the university context. This thesis analyses the discourses against quotas for gender equity within these debates through a selection of articles that have appeared in two major Swedish newspapers, Svenska Dagbladet and Dagens Nyheter and articles that have been published on the website of the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise (Svenskt Näringsliv). The discourses are categorized as What is written and What is left unwritten in the debate against quotas.... (More)
This bachelor’s thesis aims to problematize the debate regarding the use of quotas as a tool or strategy to create equality between women and men, and it focuses particularly on the current debate regarding the boards of companies. The thesis also addresses the debate regarding quotas in the university context. This thesis analyses the discourses against quotas for gender equity within these debates through a selection of articles that have appeared in two major Swedish newspapers, Svenska Dagbladet and Dagens Nyheter and articles that have been published on the website of the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise (Svenskt Näringsliv). The discourses are categorized as What is written and What is left unwritten in the debate against quotas. Through the What is written, the arguments explicitly present in the articles are critically examined and problematized. These include: men’s and women's possibility to equal conditions; woman as category and the criticism of quotas for female representation (but not the criticism of quotas for male representation). Through What is left unwritten, I want to analyze which women are the targets of quotas and which women are not the targets of quotas. A discourse analysis is used to problematize the arguments against using quotas that appear in the articles. The thesis builds upon three theoretical perspectives: 1) The work of Simone De Beauvoir in which she discusses woman as the other and woman as being associated with her sex.; 2) Judith Butler’s theoretical questioning of the categories of women and women’s representation; and 3) Michel Foucault’s theoritization of discourses and power. (Less)
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Andersson, Jessica LU
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GNVK01 20101
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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Bolagsstyrelser, Diskurs, Debatt, Kvotering, Equality, Woman, Boards of corporation, Discourse, Quota, Debate, Jämställdhet , Kvinna
language
Swedish
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1608871
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2010-06-15 15:53:55
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2010-06-15 15:53:55
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  abstract     = {This bachelor’s thesis aims to problematize the debate regarding the use of quotas as a tool or strategy to create equality between women and men, and it focuses particularly on the current debate regarding the boards of companies. The thesis also addresses the debate regarding quotas in the university context. This thesis analyses the discourses against quotas for gender equity within these debates through a selection of articles that have appeared in two major Swedish newspapers, Svenska Dagbladet and Dagens Nyheter and articles that have been published on the website of the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise (Svenskt Näringsliv).  The discourses are categorized as What is written and What is left unwritten in the debate against quotas. Through the What is written, the arguments explicitly present in the articles are critically examined and problematized.  These include: men’s and women's possibility to equal conditions; woman as category and the criticism of quotas for female representation (but not the criticism of quotas for male representation).  Through What is left unwritten, I want to analyze which women are the targets of quotas and which women are not the targets of quotas. A discourse analysis is used to problematize the arguments against using quotas that appear in the articles. The thesis builds upon three theoretical perspectives: 1) The work of Simone De Beauvoir  in which she discusses woman as the other and woman as being associated with her sex.; 2) Judith Butler’s theoretical questioning of the categories of women and women’s representation; and 3) Michel Foucault’s theoritization of discourses and power.},
  author       = {Andersson, Jessica},
  keyword      = {Bolagsstyrelser,Diskurs,Debatt,Kvotering,Equality,Woman,Boards of corporation,Discourse,Quota,Debate,Jämställdhet
,Kvinna},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Så klart att jag är feminist, men könskvotering är verkligen att gå för långt!},
  year         = {2010},
}