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Den villkorade jämställdheten - en kritisk diskursanalys av Moderaternas, Sverigedemokraternas och Folkpartiets jämställdhetstexter ur ett postkolonialt och intersektionellt perspektiv

El-Hinidy Nilsson, Nadja LU (2011) GNVK01 20111
Department of Gender Studies
Abstract
This study is a qualitative analysis of how three political parties, elected into the Swedish parliament, through their texts about gender equality construct Sweden and the western world as democratic and developed. The result of this process is that the people outside of the western world are constructed as the Others, who are viewed as undemocratic and undeveloped. As theoretical perspectives I use post colonialism and intersectionality but also feminist theorizing about the nation. My method is a critical discourse analysis inspired by Fairclough which enables the researcher to identify how the language constructs unequal power relations. My central argument is that in political texts certain groups are excluded from gender equality... (More)
This study is a qualitative analysis of how three political parties, elected into the Swedish parliament, through their texts about gender equality construct Sweden and the western world as democratic and developed. The result of this process is that the people outside of the western world are constructed as the Others, who are viewed as undemocratic and undeveloped. As theoretical perspectives I use post colonialism and intersectionality but also feminist theorizing about the nation. My method is a critical discourse analysis inspired by Fairclough which enables the researcher to identify how the language constructs unequal power relations. My central argument is that in political texts certain groups are excluded from gender equality since they are being viewed as unequal based on their ethnicity, gender, class, and sexuality. The conclusions I draw from the study are, among others, that the political parties are constructing gender equality as incompatible with certain cultures and religions, that immigrants are assumed not to uphold the human rights and that immigrants need to be integrated into the Swedish society to become capable of gender equality. The political parties also benefit from the construction of the Others, since they need something deviant in order to construct the nation and its citizens as a unit in contrast. (Less)
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author
El-Hinidy Nilsson, Nadja LU
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course
GNVK01 20111
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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keywords
politics, post colonialism, intersectionality, gender equality, critical discourse analysis
language
Swedish
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1969695
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2011-06-14 16:33:10
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  abstract     = {This study is a qualitative analysis of how three political parties, elected into the Swedish parliament, through their texts about gender equality construct Sweden and the western world as democratic and developed. The result of this process is that the people outside of the western world are constructed as the Others, who are viewed as undemocratic and undeveloped. As theoretical perspectives I use post colonialism and intersectionality but also feminist theorizing about the nation. My method is a critical discourse analysis inspired by Fairclough which enables the researcher to identify how the language constructs unequal power relations. My central argument is that in political texts certain groups are excluded from gender equality since they are being viewed as unequal based on their ethnicity, gender, class, and sexuality. The conclusions I draw from the study are, among others, that the political parties are constructing gender equality as incompatible with certain cultures and religions, that immigrants are assumed not to uphold the human rights and that immigrants need to be integrated into the Swedish society to become capable of gender equality. The political parties also benefit from the construction of the Others, since they need something deviant in order to construct the nation and its citizens as a unit in contrast.},
  author       = {El-Hinidy Nilsson, Nadja},
  keyword      = {politics,post colonialism,intersectionality,gender equality,critical discourse analysis},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Den villkorade jämställdheten - en kritisk diskursanalys av Moderaternas, Sverigedemokraternas och Folkpartiets jämställdhetstexter ur ett postkolonialt och intersektionellt perspektiv},
  year         = {2011},
}