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Frihet, jämlikhet och systerskap - En studie i tjejseparatistisk verksamhet på offentliga aktivitetsytor

Stigson, Marit LU (2015) SGEL36 20151
Department of Human Geography
Abstract
This study examines how separatism can be used as a tool to enable young girls as a group to feel more at home in public places designed for physical activity. The purpose is to try the hypothesis that the tradition of male domination in public spaces, and stereotypical ideas about gender, systematically excludes women and girls from these places, and that girl separatist activities can give the group a chance to create their own culture around using them.

The theoretical background consists of studies in feminist geography that points out how quantitative planning in the 50s and 60s led to a blindness of gender, and creating of cities that exclude women and girls from public spaces. Pierre Bourdieu’s theories about habitus and field,... (More)
This study examines how separatism can be used as a tool to enable young girls as a group to feel more at home in public places designed for physical activity. The purpose is to try the hypothesis that the tradition of male domination in public spaces, and stereotypical ideas about gender, systematically excludes women and girls from these places, and that girl separatist activities can give the group a chance to create their own culture around using them.

The theoretical background consists of studies in feminist geography that points out how quantitative planning in the 50s and 60s led to a blindness of gender, and creating of cities that exclude women and girls from public spaces. Pierre Bourdieu’s theories about habitus and field, and Torsten Hägerstrands ideas about time geography, domains, components and restrictions, is used to explain the conflict of power that is being played out at places for physical outdoor activity. The study is built on qualitative, feminist methodologies with normative ambitions. The empirical data was collected through interviews with a landscape architect and a leader of a girls’ skateboard group in Malmö. It also consists of a participatory observation at a girls’ skate session and a group interview and email correspondence with people who have experience with arranging separatist activities.

The result of the study is that girl separatist activities can have a positive effect on gender equality in public spaces, and help to break down stereotypical ideas about what girls and boys asks for in terms of activities. (Less)
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Stigson, Marit LU
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SGEL36 20151
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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separatism, gender equality, public spaces for physical activity, young girls separatism, jämställdhet, offentliga aktivitetsytor, unga tjejer
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Swedish
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5436077
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  abstract     = {This study examines how separatism can be used as a tool to enable young girls as a group to feel more at home in public places designed for physical activity. The purpose is to try the hypothesis that the tradition of male domination in public spaces, and stereotypical ideas about gender, systematically excludes women and girls from these places, and that girl separatist activities can give the group a chance to create their own culture around using them.

The theoretical background consists of studies in feminist geography that points out how quantitative planning in the 50s and 60s led to a blindness of gender, and creating of cities that exclude women and girls from public spaces. Pierre Bourdieu’s theories about habitus and field, and Torsten Hägerstrands ideas about time geography, domains, components and restrictions, is used to explain the conflict of power that is being played out at places for physical outdoor activity. The study is built on qualitative, feminist methodologies with normative ambitions. The empirical data was collected through interviews with a landscape architect and a leader of a girls’ skateboard group in Malmö. It also consists of a participatory observation at a girls’ skate session and a group interview and email correspondence with people who have experience with arranging separatist activities.

The result of the study is that girl separatist activities can have a positive effect on gender equality in public spaces, and help to break down stereotypical ideas about what girls and boys asks for in terms of activities.},
  author       = {Stigson, Marit},
  keyword      = {separatism,gender equality,public spaces for physical activity,young girls separatism,jämställdhet,offentliga aktivitetsytor,unga tjejer},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Frihet, jämlikhet och systerskap - En studie i tjejseparatistisk verksamhet på offentliga aktivitetsytor},
  year         = {2015},
}