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Fredsbevarande kvinnor : en analys av hur kvinnor som tjänstgör i fredsbevarande operationer framställs i artiklar från FN:s nyhetscenter

Altebo, Petra LU (2013) MRSK30 20132
Human Rights Studies
Abstract
Women are a relatively new component in the UN peacekeeping operations and are steadily increasing in number. Hence it is essential to evaluate how women are being portrayed in media discourse, since media has a vital role in the reproduction of gender stereotypes, or has the possibility to strive towards social change. The purpose of this paper is to examine how women, serving in UN peacekeeping operations, are being portrayed by the UN news center. This is done through critical discourse analysis with an intersectional feminist perspective. The material examined consists of 36 articles from the UN news center, published between January 2006 and November 2013. This study concludes that there is a strong link between women’s tasks and the... (More)
Women are a relatively new component in the UN peacekeeping operations and are steadily increasing in number. Hence it is essential to evaluate how women are being portrayed in media discourse, since media has a vital role in the reproduction of gender stereotypes, or has the possibility to strive towards social change. The purpose of this paper is to examine how women, serving in UN peacekeeping operations, are being portrayed by the UN news center. This is done through critical discourse analysis with an intersectional feminist perspective. The material examined consists of 36 articles from the UN news center, published between January 2006 and November 2013. This study concludes that there is a strong link between women’s tasks and the tackling of sexual and gender based violence. Women are also portrayed as role models for the communities in which they serve, and for the women of those particular populations. There is also a notion that women automatically strengthen other women’s rights, and that they have an interest in helping other women. Certain unique, or special, skills and qualities are expressed to be possessed by women, because of the fact that they are women, without consideration of previous experiences or training. An all-female police unit from India is however depicted in a way that is not consistent with the overall findings of this study. In sum, women are foremost depicted as a vital tool for the UN efforts to make peacekeeping more effective and to increase general and local acceptance. (Less)
Abstract (Swedish)
Kvinnor utgör en relativt ny komponent inom FN:s fredsbevarande operationer och ökar stadigt i antal. Därför är det viktigt att utvärdera hur kvinnor porträtteras i mediediskursen, eftersom media kan bidra till att reproducera könsstereotyper eller sträva mot social förändring. Syftet med denna uppsats är att undersöka vilken bild som förmedlas genom FN:s nyhetscenter av kvinnor som tjänstgör i FN:s fredsbevarande operationer. Detta görs genom att använda kritisk diskursanalys med ett intersektionellt feministiskt perspektiv. Det material som undersöks består av 36 artiklar från FN:s nyhetscenter, som publicerades mellan januari 2006 och november 2013. Denna studie visat att en stark koppling etableras mellan kvinnors uppgifter och... (More)
Kvinnor utgör en relativt ny komponent inom FN:s fredsbevarande operationer och ökar stadigt i antal. Därför är det viktigt att utvärdera hur kvinnor porträtteras i mediediskursen, eftersom media kan bidra till att reproducera könsstereotyper eller sträva mot social förändring. Syftet med denna uppsats är att undersöka vilken bild som förmedlas genom FN:s nyhetscenter av kvinnor som tjänstgör i FN:s fredsbevarande operationer. Detta görs genom att använda kritisk diskursanalys med ett intersektionellt feministiskt perspektiv. Det material som undersöks består av 36 artiklar från FN:s nyhetscenter, som publicerades mellan januari 2006 och november 2013. Denna studie visat att en stark koppling etableras mellan kvinnors uppgifter och hanterandet av sexuellt och könsrelaterat våld. Kvinnor framställs också som förebilder för de samhällen som de tjänstgör i och för kvinnor ur lokalbefolkningen. Det finns också en föreställning om att kvinnor automatiskt bidrar till att stärka andra kvinnors rättigheter, samt att kvinnor skildras ha ett intresse av att hjälpa andra kvinnor. Personalen som är kvinnor beskrivs också besitta särskilda unika, eller speciella, färdigheter och egenskaper på grund av det faktum att de är kvinnor, utan hänsyn till tidigare erfarenheter eller utbildning. En polisenhet från Indien, som består av enbart kvinnor, skildras dock på ett sätt som inte är överensstämmer med de övergripande resultaten av denna studie. Sammanfattningsvis framställs kvinnor främst som ett viktigt verktyg för FN, genom att göra fredsbevarande operationer mer effektiva och öka trovärdigheten för organisationen. (Less)
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Altebo, Petra LU
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MRSK30 20132
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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kvinnor, gender, women, UN, peacekeeping, Female, police, intersektionalitet, fredsbevarande operationer, FN, Mänskliga rättigheter, Human rights
language
Swedish
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4239133
date added to LUP
2014-03-10 09:34:05
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2014-09-04 08:27:40
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  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Fredsbevarande kvinnor : en analys av hur kvinnor som tjänstgör i fredsbevarande operationer framställs i artiklar från FN:s nyhetscenter},
  year         = {2013},
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