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Biologiskt frisk men kulturellt sjuk: en diskursanalys av hur menstruation och menstruerande framställs i reklam- och informationstexter

Kvist, Rebecka LU (2013) GNVK01 20131
Department of Gender Studies
Abstract
This essay discuss how menstruation can be understood as a social phenomenon and how expectations about a particular menstrual behaviour are made. In order to demonstrate how medical texts and an ad for sanitary pads contribute to sustain and reproduce this discourse, Laclau and Mouffe's discouse theory is used. By analyzing terms of body control, expected emotional reactions to menstruation and the construction of a female sick role, the aim is to examine not only how the
discourse is made but how it can be challenged. The essay is written from a queer feministic point of view with the intention to reveal how language creates understandings and assumptions about
gender.
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author
Kvist, Rebecka LU
supervisor
organization
course
GNVK01 20131
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Menstruation, Mensskydd, Sjukidentiteter, Kroppskontroll, Genus
language
Swedish
id
3809857
date added to LUP
2013-09-20 09:58:50
date last changed
2013-09-20 09:58:50
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  abstract     = {This essay discuss how menstruation can be understood as a social phenomenon and how expectations about a particular menstrual behaviour are made. In order to demonstrate how medical texts and an ad for sanitary pads contribute to sustain and reproduce this discourse, Laclau and Mouffe's discouse theory is used. By analyzing terms of body control, expected emotional reactions to menstruation and the construction of a female sick role, the aim is to examine not only how the
discourse is made but how it can be challenged. The essay is written from a queer feministic point of view with the intention to reveal how language creates understandings and assumptions about
gender.},
  author       = {Kvist, Rebecka},
  keyword      = {Menstruation,Mensskydd,Sjukidentiteter,Kroppskontroll,Genus},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Biologiskt frisk men kulturellt sjuk: en diskursanalys av hur menstruation och menstruerande framställs i reklam- och informationstexter},
  year         = {2013},
}