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"Yttrandefrihet på riktigt?" En studie om hur rasistiska och sexistiska antaganden tar plats i ett nätforum

Falkfält, Veronika LU (2013) SOPA63 20131
School of Social Work
Abstract
Abstract
Online communication is a sphere where users share their views and opinions. The aim of this thesis was to scrutinize how a discussion thread in an internet forum creates certain images and thoughts about racialized and non-racialized women. From a social constructive standpoint and post colonial theory my text analyze has put light on how women is targeted as objects. Racialized and non-racialized women are distinguished and compared as opposites and then evaluated as non-attractive or attractive by their looks and behaviors. Racialized women were repeatedly portrayed as masculine, conservative and victims of patriarch families, whereas non-racialized women were often deployed as attractive, independent and sexually active. The... (More)
Abstract
Online communication is a sphere where users share their views and opinions. The aim of this thesis was to scrutinize how a discussion thread in an internet forum creates certain images and thoughts about racialized and non-racialized women. From a social constructive standpoint and post colonial theory my text analyze has put light on how women is targeted as objects. Racialized and non-racialized women are distinguished and compared as opposites and then evaluated as non-attractive or attractive by their looks and behaviors. Racialized women were repeatedly portrayed as masculine, conservative and victims of patriarch families, whereas non-racialized women were often deployed as attractive, independent and sexually active. The categorization of the racialized women as ugly or exotic beauty indicates how colonial and sexist ideas are constructing racialized women as the “other” while the non-racialized women are the norm. The evaluation of the women as attractive or non-attractive is based on ideas that privilege non-racialized beauty standards and favor middleclass femininity ideals. The discussion examines not only ideas that are prominent but shows what the tolerable climate is online.











Keywords: online communication, racialization, women (Less)
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author
Falkfält, Veronika LU
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course
SOPA63 20131
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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Online communication, racialization, women, gender
language
Swedish
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3813029
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  abstract     = {Abstract
Online communication is a sphere where users share their views and opinions. The aim of this thesis was to scrutinize how a discussion thread in an internet forum creates certain images and thoughts about racialized and non-racialized women. From a social constructive standpoint and post colonial theory my text analyze has put light on how women is targeted as objects. Racialized and non-racialized women are distinguished and compared as opposites and then evaluated as non-attractive or attractive by their looks and behaviors. Racialized women were repeatedly portrayed as masculine, conservative and victims of patriarch families, whereas non-racialized women were often deployed as attractive, independent and sexually active. The categorization of the racialized women as ugly or exotic beauty indicates how colonial and sexist ideas are constructing racialized women as the “other” while the non-racialized women are the norm. The evaluation of the women as attractive or non-attractive is based on ideas that privilege non-racialized beauty standards and favor middleclass femininity ideals. The discussion examines not only ideas that are prominent but shows what the tolerable climate is online. 











Keywords: online communication, racialization, women},
  author       = {Falkfält, Veronika},
  keyword      = {Online communication,racialization,women,gender},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {"Yttrandefrihet på riktigt?" En studie om hur rasistiska och sexistiska antaganden tar plats i ett nätforum},
  year         = {2013},
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