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Struggling to be a good feminist in the bedroom- Young, female, self-identified feminists talk about their sexuality

Stenberg, Ulrika LU (2013) SIMV20 20131
Graduate School
Master of Science in Social Studies of Gender
Social Anthropology
Abstract
The focus of this thesis is to explore how young, female, self- identified feminists perceive and talk about their sexuality and in which way they express the possibilities and restraints it includes. Moreover, it examines if and how the female, self-identified feminists resist the restraints regarding their sexuality, and how they negotiate the problems that arise between ideology and practice. To answer these questions the theoretical framework of heterosexual matrix developed by Judith Butler and a queer approach of resistance influenced by Tiina Rosenberg, Judith Butler and Fanny Ambjörnsson are applied. The thesis shows that the young, self-identified female feminists both share possibilities and restraints regarding the norms that... (More)
The focus of this thesis is to explore how young, female, self- identified feminists perceive and talk about their sexuality and in which way they express the possibilities and restraints it includes. Moreover, it examines if and how the female, self-identified feminists resist the restraints regarding their sexuality, and how they negotiate the problems that arise between ideology and practice. To answer these questions the theoretical framework of heterosexual matrix developed by Judith Butler and a queer approach of resistance influenced by Tiina Rosenberg, Judith Butler and Fanny Ambjörnsson are applied. The thesis shows that the young, self-identified female feminists both share possibilities and restraints regarding the norms that affect their sexuality. Moreover, it elucidates the different approaches they use to question and subvert the norms which they perceive restrain their sexual expression. Yet, this resistance does sometimes end up in ambivalent positions between their ideology and practice which they then have to negotiate. These conclusions are drawn based on the data that I have obtained through conducting fourteen semi-structural interviews with young, female self-identified feminists in the south of Sweden. (Less)
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author
Stenberg, Ulrika LU
supervisor
organization
course
SIMV20 20131
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
sexuality, young women, feminism, queer, resistance, negotiation
language
English
id
4019035
date added to LUP
2013-10-10 12:16:32
date last changed
2014-04-22 10:45:59
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  abstract     = {The focus of this thesis is to explore how young, female, self- identified feminists perceive and talk about their sexuality and in which way they express the possibilities and restraints it includes. Moreover, it examines if and how the female, self-identified feminists resist the restraints regarding their sexuality, and how they negotiate the problems that arise between ideology and practice. To answer these questions the theoretical framework of heterosexual matrix developed by Judith Butler and a queer approach of resistance influenced by Tiina Rosenberg, Judith Butler and Fanny Ambjörnsson are applied. The thesis shows that the young, self-identified female feminists both share possibilities and restraints regarding the norms that affect their sexuality. Moreover, it elucidates the different approaches they use to question and subvert the norms which they perceive restrain their sexual expression. Yet, this resistance does sometimes end up in ambivalent positions between their ideology and practice which they then have to negotiate. These conclusions are drawn based on the data that I have obtained through conducting fourteen semi-structural interviews with young, female self-identified feminists in the south of Sweden.},
  author       = {Stenberg, Ulrika},
  keyword      = {sexuality,young women,feminism,queer,resistance,negotiation},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Struggling to be a good feminist in the bedroom- Young, female, self-identified feminists talk about their sexuality},
  year         = {2013},
}