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Hvad  er  problemet  egentlig?-­ en  analyse  af  problemrepræsentationen  omkring  den   negative  befolkningsvækst  på  Færøerne

Patursson, Liv LU (2013) GNVM03 20131
Department of Gender Studies
Abstract
An ongoing debate is taking place in the remote islands in the North Atlantic, the Faroe Islands. Demographics indicate that the population growth is stagnating and falling. It is especially a significant lack of women that is given attention. With a feminist approach and Carol Lee Bacchi's method outlined in "What is the problem represented to be", the aim with this thesis regards policies as prescriptive texts, which tell us what to do. The aim is to discover how the problem is being diagnosed, represented, and handled, and thereby to analyse which discourses and material solutions are produced by this representation, and which are not. Combined with a political feminist theory framework, the thesis argues that there is a lack of... (More)
An ongoing debate is taking place in the remote islands in the North Atlantic, the Faroe Islands. Demographics indicate that the population growth is stagnating and falling. It is especially a significant lack of women that is given attention. With a feminist approach and Carol Lee Bacchi's method outlined in "What is the problem represented to be", the aim with this thesis regards policies as prescriptive texts, which tell us what to do. The aim is to discover how the problem is being diagnosed, represented, and handled, and thereby to analyse which discourses and material solutions are produced by this representation, and which are not. Combined with a political feminist theory framework, the thesis argues that there is a lack of consensus between what is said and what is actually done, between discourse and practice. It claims that there is a high need to include discussions about gender equality, gender, and diversity, since the problem diagnosis and representation is rooted in a presence of a heteronormative, homogenic, and patriarchal norm reproduction that needs to be disturbed and transformed. By bringing this to attention the thesis concludes that the question should not be how groups can adapt to the society but how the society can transform so that gender equality and diversity will leave room for groups and individuals to be included on own conditions. (Less)
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author
Patursson, Liv LU
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GNVM03 20131
year
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
gender quality, problem representation, population growth, Bacchi, Faroe Islands, and diversity
language
Danish
id
3801393
date added to LUP
2014-02-07 14:17:01
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2014-02-07 14:17:01
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  abstract     = {An ongoing debate is taking place in the remote islands in the North Atlantic, the Faroe Islands. Demographics indicate that the population growth is stagnating and falling. It is especially a significant lack of women that is given attention. With a feminist approach and Carol Lee Bacchi's method outlined in "What is the problem represented to be", the aim with this thesis regards policies as prescriptive texts, which tell us what to do. The aim is to discover how the problem is being diagnosed, represented, and handled, and thereby to analyse which discourses and material solutions are produced by this representation, and which are not. Combined with a political feminist theory framework, the thesis argues that there is a lack of consensus between what is said and what is actually done, between discourse and practice. It claims that there is a high need to include discussions about gender equality, gender, and diversity, since the problem diagnosis and representation is rooted in a presence of a heteronormative, homogenic, and patriarchal norm reproduction that needs to be disturbed and transformed. By bringing this to attention the thesis concludes that the question should not be how groups can adapt to the society but how the society can transform so that gender equality and diversity will leave room for groups and individuals to be included on own conditions.},
  author       = {Patursson, Liv},
  keyword      = {gender quality,problem representation,population growth,Bacchi,Faroe Islands,and diversity},
  language     = {dan},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Hvad  er  problemet  egentlig?-­ en  analyse  af  problemrepræsentationen  omkring  den   negative  befolkningsvækst  på  Færøerne},
  year         = {2013},
}