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Bortom den goda sexualiteten - en perspektivanalys av konstruktionen av sexköpet och sexköparen i ett politiskt perspektiv

Karlsson, Madeleine LU (2014) SOPA63 20132
School of Social Work
Abstract
The study was conducted through qualitative text analysis of public documents produced before and after the criminalization of the sex buyer in Sweden in the year of 1999. The aim of this study was to, with a perspective analytic and social constructionist approach, examine the construction of the sex buyer and the buying of sex in a Swedish political context. Further, the purpose of the study was to shed light on consequences that may appear through the specific construction of the sex buyer and buying of sex identified in the documents. In the analysis a hegemonic perspective on sex buyers and the buying of sex was identified. Prostitution is first and foremost narrated as heterosexual. Men are narrated as the assumed sex buyers and... (More)
The study was conducted through qualitative text analysis of public documents produced before and after the criminalization of the sex buyer in Sweden in the year of 1999. The aim of this study was to, with a perspective analytic and social constructionist approach, examine the construction of the sex buyer and the buying of sex in a Swedish political context. Further, the purpose of the study was to shed light on consequences that may appear through the specific construction of the sex buyer and buying of sex identified in the documents. In the analysis a hegemonic perspective on sex buyers and the buying of sex was identified. Prostitution is first and foremost narrated as heterosexual. Men are narrated as the assumed sex buyers and women are narrated as the assumed sex sellers. In this way the identified perspective can be understood as gendered. The narratives of men who buy sex are of a negative character. Men are attributed the role of villains. Men’s demand for sex can be understood as the factor that creates and sustains prostitution. Within the dominating perspective different and contradictive descriptions of the sex buyer and the buying of sex was identified. Men who buy sex are on the one hand narrated as common and on the other hand as sick. The buying of sex is explained as an expression of patriarchal structures, as well as pathological. How the buying of sex is interpreted effects how sex buyers are treated by the society. The political goal by criminalization the sex buyer can be seen as way to battle prostitution and increase gender equality, but the identified perspective leaves alternative viewpoints on the sex buyer and the buying of sex in the periphery. Lastly, it excludes other constructions of prostitution. (Less)
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author
Karlsson, Madeleine LU
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organization
course
SOPA63 20132
year
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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prostitution, sex buyer, buying sex, perspective analysis, social constructionism
language
Swedish
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4254254
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2014-01-27 13:03:40
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  abstract     = {The study was conducted through qualitative text analysis of public documents produced before and after the criminalization of the sex buyer in Sweden in the year of 1999. The aim of this study was to, with a perspective analytic and social constructionist approach, examine the construction of the sex buyer and the buying of sex in a Swedish political context. Further, the purpose of the study was to shed light on consequences that may appear through the specific construction of the sex buyer and buying of sex identified in the documents. In the analysis a hegemonic perspective on sex buyers and the buying of sex was identified. Prostitution is first and foremost narrated as heterosexual. Men are narrated as the assumed sex buyers and women are narrated as the assumed sex sellers. In this way the identified perspective can be understood as gendered. The narratives of men who buy sex are of a negative character. Men are attributed the role of villains. Men’s demand for sex can be understood as the factor that creates and sustains prostitution. Within the dominating perspective different and contradictive descriptions of the sex buyer and the buying of sex was identified. Men who buy sex are on the one hand narrated as common and on the other hand as sick. The buying of sex is explained as an expression of patriarchal structures, as well as pathological. How the buying of sex is interpreted effects how sex buyers are treated by the society. The political goal by criminalization the sex buyer can be seen as way to battle prostitution and increase gender equality, but the identified perspective leaves alternative viewpoints on the sex buyer and the buying of sex in the periphery. Lastly, it excludes other constructions of prostitution.},
  author       = {Karlsson, Madeleine},
  keyword      = {prostitution,sex buyer,buying sex,perspective analysis,social constructionism},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Bortom den goda sexualiteten - en perspektivanalys av konstruktionen av sexköpet och sexköparen i ett politiskt perspektiv},
  year         = {2014},
}