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"The change is coming!" En studie av tankar och berättelser kring begreppet jämställdhet i byn Enkokidongoi i södra Kenya.

Gustafsson, Elin LU (2012) GNVK01 20121
Department of Gender Studies
Abstract (Swedish)
This paper is a discourse analysis of the concept of equality between men and women in the village Enkokidongoi in southern Kenya. Through interviews with persons connected to the village it explores how thoughts and opinions about equality between men and women are formulated, but also whether equality between men and women is seen as a goal in the community. These thoughts and opinions are analyzed using the theoretical tools of globalization and postcolonial theory. The analysis shows clearly that equality between men and women is a concept that is highly valued and seen as something positive, something to strive for. It also appears that the concept of equality between men and women include education as a key factor in the gender-equal... (More)
This paper is a discourse analysis of the concept of equality between men and women in the village Enkokidongoi in southern Kenya. Through interviews with persons connected to the village it explores how thoughts and opinions about equality between men and women are formulated, but also whether equality between men and women is seen as a goal in the community. These thoughts and opinions are analyzed using the theoretical tools of globalization and postcolonial theory. The analysis shows clearly that equality between men and women is a concept that is highly valued and seen as something positive, something to strive for. It also appears that the concept of equality between men and women include education as a key factor in the gender-equal society. It also appears thoughts of men and women as naturally different and that they therefore should have an equal place in the society. But this does not necessarily mean that they should do the same tasks or chores. The analysis also shows finally that the informants see the positive attitude towards equality between men and women as a generational issue because more and more in the country today are in school. (Less)
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Gustafsson, Elin LU
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GNVK01 20121
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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Jämställdhet, Kenya, Utbildning, Kön, Genus Equality between men and women, Education, Sex, Gender
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Swedish
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2746656
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2012-06-14 15:41:45
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  abstract     = {This paper is a discourse analysis of the concept of equality between men and women in the village Enkokidongoi in southern Kenya. Through interviews with persons connected to the village it explores how thoughts and opinions about equality between men and women are formulated, but also whether equality between men and women is seen as a goal in the community. These thoughts and opinions are analyzed using the theoretical tools of globalization and postcolonial theory. The analysis shows clearly that equality between men and women is a concept that is highly valued and seen as something positive, something to strive for. It also appears that the concept of equality between men and women include education as a key factor in the gender-equal society. It also appears thoughts of men and women as naturally different and that they therefore should have an equal place in the society. But this does not necessarily mean that they should do the same tasks or chores. The analysis also shows finally that the informants see the positive attitude towards equality between men and women as a generational issue because more and more in the country today are in school.},
  author       = {Gustafsson, Elin},
  keyword      = {Jämställdhet,Kenya,Utbildning,Kön,Genus Equality between men and women,Education,Sex,Gender},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {"The change is coming!" En studie av tankar och berättelser kring begreppet jämställdhet i byn Enkokidongoi i södra Kenya.},
  year         = {2012},
}