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Hegemonisk feminitet - konstruktion av hierarki bland 15-åriga tjejer i skolmiljö.

Becker Carlsdotter, Anna LU (2010) GNVK01 20101
Department of Gender Studies
Abstract
The purpose of this dissertation is to study how hierarchies among teenage girls are constructed, what criteria determine them and who decide on the criteria. Inspired by Connells (2005) theory of masculinity are hierarchies of femininity examined. With the concepts of power and hegemony, I study relationships within a gender category to examine how its members rank themselves and who decides what this ranking should look like. With a social constructivist perspective have I, through participant observation, studied 15-year old girls in their everyday school environment to examine how these girls rank themselves within their gender category. This study indicates that there is a hegemonic femininity that is based on physical appearance and... (More)
The purpose of this dissertation is to study how hierarchies among teenage girls are constructed, what criteria determine them and who decide on the criteria. Inspired by Connells (2005) theory of masculinity are hierarchies of femininity examined. With the concepts of power and hegemony, I study relationships within a gender category to examine how its members rank themselves and who decides what this ranking should look like. With a social constructivist perspective have I, through participant observation, studied 15-year old girls in their everyday school environment to examine how these girls rank themselves within their gender category. This study indicates that there is a hegemonic femininity that is based on physical appearance and determined by the hegemonic masculinity. The “male gaze” becomes the hierarchical system of the girls in which they rank each other, which means that the hierarchy is externally determined by mirroring how the boys see them. (Less)
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Becker Carlsdotter, Anna LU
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GNVK01 20101
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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school, girls, social construktion, heteronorm, hegemonic femininity, gender
language
Swedish
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1658324
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2010-10-12 16:43:22
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  abstract     = {The purpose of this dissertation is to study how hierarchies among teenage girls are constructed, what criteria determine them and who decide on the criteria. Inspired by Connells (2005) theory of masculinity are hierarchies of femininity examined. With the concepts of power and hegemony, I study relationships within a gender category to examine how its members rank themselves and who decides what this ranking should look like. With a social constructivist perspective have I, through participant observation, studied 15-year old girls in their everyday school environment to examine how these girls rank themselves within their gender category. This study indicates that there is a hegemonic femininity that is based on physical appearance and determined by the hegemonic masculinity. The “male gaze” becomes the hierarchical system of the girls in which they rank each other, which means that the hierarchy is externally determined by mirroring how the boys see them.},
  author       = {Becker Carlsdotter, Anna},
  keyword      = {school,girls,social construktion,heteronorm,hegemonic femininity,gender},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Hegemonisk feminitet - konstruktion av hierarki bland 15-åriga tjejer i skolmiljö.},
  year         = {2010},
}