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(De)constructing the 'Third World Woman' in International Gender-Equality Development advocacy: a postcolonial feminist discourse analysis of identity constructions in RFSU´s Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights advocacy

Hagy, Jennifer LU (2013) GNVK01 20131
Department of Gender Studies
Abstract
This thesis explores the causes and ramifications of representing women in gender-equality advocacy within the realm of International Development cooperation’s. This study shows that through representing the issues of development and the people for whom they are aimed - we risk constructing and reconstructing conceptions of what the postcolonial feminist field of studies calls ´third world difference´, meaning differences between ´western´ women and ´third world´ women. Through asking the questions ´How does gender correlate with nationality and ethnicity in the empirical data?,´ and ´In what ways can the images reinforce and/or challenge stereotypical images of gender and ethnicity?´ in analyzing material from the Swedish Association for... (More)
This thesis explores the causes and ramifications of representing women in gender-equality advocacy within the realm of International Development cooperation’s. This study shows that through representing the issues of development and the people for whom they are aimed - we risk constructing and reconstructing conceptions of what the postcolonial feminist field of studies calls ´third world difference´, meaning differences between ´western´ women and ´third world´ women. Through asking the questions ´How does gender correlate with nationality and ethnicity in the empirical data?,´ and ´In what ways can the images reinforce and/or challenge stereotypical images of gender and ethnicity?´ in analyzing material from the Swedish Association for Sexuality Education´s (RFSU) website; dealing with what the organization sees as the focus issues of promoting gender-equality through working with ´Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights´; issues of representation, discourse, and theories from the field of postcolonial studies are discussed. (Less)
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author
Hagy, Jennifer LU
supervisor
organization
course
GNVK01 20131
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR), feminist post colonialism, representation, construction/deconstruction, discourse analysis
language
English
id
3807706
date added to LUP
2013-09-20 09:59:29
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2013-09-20 09:59:29
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  abstract     = {This thesis explores the causes and ramifications of representing women in gender-equality advocacy within the realm of International Development cooperation’s. This study shows that through representing the issues of development and the people for whom they are aimed - we risk constructing and reconstructing conceptions of what the postcolonial feminist field of studies calls ´third world difference´, meaning differences between ´western´ women and ´third world´ women. Through asking the questions ´How does gender correlate with nationality and ethnicity in the empirical data?,´ and ´In what ways can the images reinforce and/or challenge stereotypical images of gender and ethnicity?´ in analyzing material from the Swedish Association for Sexuality Education´s (RFSU) website; dealing with what the organization sees as the focus issues of promoting gender-equality through working with ´Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights´; issues of representation, discourse, and theories from the field of postcolonial studies are discussed.},
  author       = {Hagy, Jennifer},
  keyword      = {Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR),feminist post colonialism,representation,construction/deconstruction,discourse analysis},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {(De)constructing the 'Third World Woman' in International Gender-Equality Development advocacy: a postcolonial feminist discourse analysis of identity constructions in RFSU´s Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights advocacy},
  year         = {2013},
}