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I gråzonen mellan sex och våldtäkt

Holmbäck, Alexander LU (2011) GNVK01 20102
Department of Gender Studies
Abstract (Swedish)
This empirical study aims to investigate and transcend the many conceptions that maintain a gray area between sex and rape in order to locate and problematize the conditions that articulate individuated experiences. The substrate of this study is transcribed interviews with five young adults who under semi-structured conditions shared their view of sex, sexuality and the sex/rape demarcation. The material is interpreted and analyzed with the help of an eclectic collection of feministic thinkers such as Elspeth Probyn, Clare Hemmings, Reawyn Connell and Judith Butler. The achievement of the analyze is twofold. First, behind the outspoken conceptions that render masculine sexual expression as something active, autonomous and unquelled, a... (More)
This empirical study aims to investigate and transcend the many conceptions that maintain a gray area between sex and rape in order to locate and problematize the conditions that articulate individuated experiences. The substrate of this study is transcribed interviews with five young adults who under semi-structured conditions shared their view of sex, sexuality and the sex/rape demarcation. The material is interpreted and analyzed with the help of an eclectic collection of feministic thinkers such as Elspeth Probyn, Clare Hemmings, Reawyn Connell and Judith Butler. The achievement of the analyze is twofold. First, behind the outspoken conceptions that render masculine sexual expression as something active, autonomous and unquelled, a gendered binary of univocal/ambiguous can be discerned. A binary that more aptly depicts the rectifying of head/body discrepancy that characterizes masculinity and the articulation of the female body that sexes women. Second, the idea that rape would entail a sense of that ”something is lost” is rejected as it witness of a conception of rape that fails to represent womens' experiences. Instead, new methods to acknowledge experiences of rape or within the gray area are discussed and elaborated. (Less)
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Holmbäck, Alexander LU
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GNVK01 20102
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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sex, rape, gray area, experience, hegemony
language
Swedish
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1897830
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  abstract     = {This empirical study aims to investigate and transcend the many conceptions that maintain a gray area between sex and rape in order to locate and problematize the conditions that articulate individuated experiences. The substrate of this study is transcribed interviews with five young adults who under semi-structured conditions shared their view of sex, sexuality and the sex/rape demarcation. The material is interpreted and analyzed with the help of an eclectic collection of feministic thinkers such as Elspeth Probyn, Clare Hemmings, Reawyn Connell and Judith Butler. The achievement of the analyze is twofold. First, behind the outspoken conceptions that render masculine sexual expression as something active, autonomous and unquelled, a gendered binary of univocal/ambiguous can be discerned. A binary that more aptly depicts the rectifying of head/body discrepancy that characterizes masculinity and the articulation of the female body that sexes women. Second, the idea that rape would entail a sense of that ”something is lost” is rejected as it witness of a conception of rape that fails to represent womens' experiences. Instead, new methods to acknowledge experiences of rape or within the gray area are discussed and elaborated.},
  author       = {Holmbäck, Alexander},
  keyword      = {sex,rape,gray area,experience,hegemony},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {I gråzonen mellan sex och våldtäkt},
  year         = {2011},
}