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”Jeg tror ikke vi er de rigtige at tale med, fordi hvis du virkelig var en karrierekvinde og vil noget, så var du i nogle andre fag” - en diskursiv analys av danska arbetarklasskvinnors syn på jämställdhet och feminism

Björklund, Frida LU (2012) GNVK01 20112
Department of Gender Studies
Abstract
This thesis examines Danish working class women’s relationship to gender equality, feminism and the dis-identification of a feministic identity. This research has Foucault’s discourse theory and Butler’s performativity theory as its theoretical framing, and investigates discourses of gender equality over a time horizon. The work is based on a focus group discussion with three women, in different ages, working in kindergarten, and thereby the group has a homogenous class position and heterogeneous generation position. The transcribed group discussion was analyzed with Laclau and Mouffes discourse theory. It was found that the women are aware of the inequality between men and women in society and that they believe in collective movement to... (More)
This thesis examines Danish working class women’s relationship to gender equality, feminism and the dis-identification of a feministic identity. This research has Foucault’s discourse theory and Butler’s performativity theory as its theoretical framing, and investigates discourses of gender equality over a time horizon. The work is based on a focus group discussion with three women, in different ages, working in kindergarten, and thereby the group has a homogenous class position and heterogeneous generation position. The transcribed group discussion was analyzed with Laclau and Mouffes discourse theory. It was found that the women are aware of the inequality between men and women in society and that they believe in collective movement to reach equality. Since they connect feminism with negative loaded words that stand against their heterosexual positions they dis-identify with a feminist identity. They are also negative about the dominant gender equality discourse in society, since they mean that it underestimate the female values. They mean that career women let the female values down when they compete on male premises and that children pay a high prices for equality, when both parents are expected to work fulltime and have a career. Instead they advocate gender equality where male and female norms are equal valued and where men also provide care and altruism. (Less)
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Björklund, Frida LU
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course
GNVK01 20112
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
postfeminism, gender equality, feminism, class, generation
language
Swedish
id
3046920
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2013-05-14 11:37:50
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  abstract     = {This thesis examines Danish working class women’s relationship to gender equality, feminism and the dis-identification of a feministic identity. This research has Foucault’s discourse theory and Butler’s performativity theory as its theoretical framing, and investigates discourses of gender equality over a time horizon. The work is based on a focus group discussion with three women, in different ages, working in kindergarten, and thereby the group has a homogenous class position and heterogeneous generation position. The transcribed group discussion was analyzed with Laclau and Mouffes discourse theory. It was found that the women are aware of the inequality between men and women in society and that they believe in collective movement to reach equality. Since they connect feminism with negative loaded words that stand against their heterosexual positions they dis-identify with a feminist identity. They are also negative about the dominant gender equality discourse in society, since they mean that it underestimate the female values. They mean that career women let the female values down when they compete on male premises and that children pay a high prices for equality, when both parents are expected to work fulltime and have a career. Instead they advocate gender equality where male and female norms are equal valued and where men also provide care and altruism.},
  author       = {Björklund, Frida},
  keyword      = {postfeminism,gender equality,feminism,class,generation},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {”Jeg tror ikke vi er de rigtige at tale med, fordi hvis du virkelig var en karrierekvinde og vil noget, så var du i nogle andre fag” - en diskursiv analys av danska arbetarklasskvinnors syn på jämställdhet och feminism},
  year         = {2012},
}