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Ålder i kropp eller sinne? En diskursanalytisk studie av människor och kroppar i åldern 54-65 år

Murdin, Kristina LU (2010) GNVK01 20101
Department of Gender Studies
Abstract
This essay is a discourse analysis of the consequences of
getting older, in body and mind, with theories from Anne Leonora
Blaakilde, Iris Marion Young, Sara Ahmed, Judith Butler, Beverly Skeggs
and more. Gender specific focus groups of people in between ages 54
and 65, have been used in the study, with Victoria Wibeck as reference.
The conclusions are that though ageing is seen as negative in the media
and in power relations, increasing age give the interviewees greater selfconfidence.
Objectification is something that men can choose, while
women cannot. There are defence methods against the negative
discourses of getting older that the interviewees use, especially the
group of men. Other cultures, immigrants and the opposite... (More)
This essay is a discourse analysis of the consequences of
getting older, in body and mind, with theories from Anne Leonora
Blaakilde, Iris Marion Young, Sara Ahmed, Judith Butler, Beverly Skeggs
and more. Gender specific focus groups of people in between ages 54
and 65, have been used in the study, with Victoria Wibeck as reference.
The conclusions are that though ageing is seen as negative in the media
and in power relations, increasing age give the interviewees greater selfconfidence.
Objectification is something that men can choose, while
women cannot. There are defence methods against the negative
discourses of getting older that the interviewees use, especially the
group of men. Other cultures, immigrants and the opposite sex are used
to clarify situations that are relevant in the life and culture they live in
here and now, but mostly to make themselves appear better in
comparison. (Less)
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Murdin, Kristina LU
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course
GNVK01 20101
year
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
power relations, ageing, gender, body, objectification
language
Swedish
id
1649024
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2010-10-12 16:39:08
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@misc{1649024,
  abstract     = {This essay is a discourse analysis of the consequences of
getting older, in body and mind, with theories from Anne Leonora
Blaakilde, Iris Marion Young, Sara Ahmed, Judith Butler, Beverly Skeggs
and more. Gender specific focus groups of people in between ages 54
and 65, have been used in the study, with Victoria Wibeck as reference.
The conclusions are that though ageing is seen as negative in the media
and in power relations, increasing age give the interviewees greater selfconfidence.
Objectification is something that men can choose, while
women cannot. There are defence methods against the negative
discourses of getting older that the interviewees use, especially the
group of men. Other cultures, immigrants and the opposite sex are used
to clarify situations that are relevant in the life and culture they live in
here and now, but mostly to make themselves appear better in
comparison.},
  author       = {Murdin, Kristina},
  keyword      = {power relations,ageing,gender,body,objectification},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Ålder i kropp eller sinne? En diskursanalytisk studie av människor och kroppar i åldern 54-65 år},
  year         = {2010},
}