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Breaking Gender Roles and Gaining Agency

Nilsson, Marcus LU (2013) FKVK02 20131
Department of Political Science
Abstract (Swedish)
The thesis will present and analyze different roles women actors in Northern Ireland took upon themselves during the period known as ”The Troubles” (1969-
1998). It will present a theoretical framework that consists of several relevant theories on agency, actorship and gender in conflict as well as created categories that helps organize the roles identified.

The type of conflict, in this case ethno-national conflict, is relevant to what identities become relevant, and in this case, gender roles in society reverts to traditional gender stereotypes. At the same time, the type of conflict assisted in letting women participate in traditional male roles, such as combatants. It was contradictive, and because women actors can not be... (More)
The thesis will present and analyze different roles women actors in Northern Ireland took upon themselves during the period known as ”The Troubles” (1969-
1998). It will present a theoretical framework that consists of several relevant theories on agency, actorship and gender in conflict as well as created categories that helps organize the roles identified.

The type of conflict, in this case ethno-national conflict, is relevant to what identities become relevant, and in this case, gender roles in society reverts to traditional gender stereotypes. At the same time, the type of conflict assisted in letting women participate in traditional male roles, such as combatants. It was contradictive, and because women actors can not be considered as a unified entity, just like many other groups of people, some women directly challenged those traditional roles while other complied with them or used them for their own advantage. (Less)
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author
Nilsson, Marcus LU
supervisor
organization
course
FKVK02 20131
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Agency, Actorship, Gender, Northern Ireland, Conflict
language
English
id
3798429
date added to LUP
2013-07-01 13:24:50
date last changed
2013-07-01 13:24:50
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  abstract     = {The thesis will present and analyze different roles women actors in Northern Ireland took upon themselves during the period known as ”The Troubles” (1969-
1998). It will present a theoretical framework that consists of several relevant theories on agency, actorship and gender in conflict as well as created categories that helps organize the roles identified.

The type of conflict, in this case ethno-national conflict, is relevant to what identities become relevant, and in this case, gender roles in society reverts to traditional gender stereotypes. At the same time, the type of conflict assisted in letting women participate in traditional male roles, such as combatants. It was contradictive, and because women actors can not be considered as a unified entity, just like many other groups of people, some women directly challenged those traditional roles while other complied with them or used them for their own advantage.},
  author       = {Nilsson, Marcus},
  keyword      = {Agency,Actorship,Gender,Northern Ireland,Conflict},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Breaking Gender Roles and Gaining Agency},
  year         = {2013},
}