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Kvinnor, säkerhet och aktörskap

Lonnakko, Pia LU (2014) FKVK02 20141
Department of Political Science
Abstract
This essay examines the peacebuilding discourse that emerges from the United Nations Peacebuilding Commission and its cooperation with Guinea-Bissau in their efforts to build a stable peace in the country. In this discourse I analyze how the linguistic constructions of security and gender affect how security is viewed and who is able to create it. This since the language used by the organization can have implications on how women are included and viewed in the peace process as well as who’s security is being built. I use post-structural feminism as my theoretical foundation and discourse-analysis as method. The analysis reveals how the discourse constructs security as still referring to national security and that the analyzed documents... (More)
This essay examines the peacebuilding discourse that emerges from the United Nations Peacebuilding Commission and its cooperation with Guinea-Bissau in their efforts to build a stable peace in the country. In this discourse I analyze how the linguistic constructions of security and gender affect how security is viewed and who is able to create it. This since the language used by the organization can have implications on how women are included and viewed in the peace process as well as who’s security is being built. I use post-structural feminism as my theoretical foundation and discourse-analysis as method. The analysis reveals how the discourse constructs security as still referring to national security and that the analyzed documents refer to gender as women. Even though the discourse acknowledge that gender, and therefore women, needs to be integrated in the different areas of security and peacebuildning it still constructs these two concepts in such a way were men are given agency in constructing security and their construction is to also be applicable on women. (Less)
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author
Lonnakko, Pia LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
En analys av FN:s fredsbyggandediskurs i relation till Guinea-Bissau
course
FKVK02 20141
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
genus, säkerhet, diskurs, UNPBC, Guinea-Bissau
language
Swedish
id
4588417
date added to LUP
2014-09-17 13:28:12
date last changed
2014-09-17 13:28:12
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  abstract     = {This essay examines the peacebuilding discourse that emerges from the United Nations Peacebuilding Commission and its cooperation with Guinea-Bissau in their efforts to build a stable peace in the country. In this discourse I analyze how the linguistic constructions of security and gender affect how security is viewed and who is able to create it. This since the language used by the organization can have implications on how women are included and viewed in the peace process as well as who’s security is being built. I use post-structural feminism as my theoretical foundation and discourse-analysis as method. The analysis reveals how the discourse constructs security as still referring to national security and that the analyzed documents refer to gender as women. Even though the discourse acknowledge that gender, and therefore women, needs to be integrated in the different areas of security and peacebuildning it still constructs these two concepts in such a way were men are given agency in constructing security and their construction is to also be applicable on women.},
  author       = {Lonnakko, Pia},
  keyword      = {genus,säkerhet,diskurs,UNPBC,Guinea-Bissau},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Kvinnor, säkerhet och aktörskap},
  year         = {2014},
}