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En osynlig självklarhet - En diskursanalys av våld i nära relationer utifrån ett hbtq-perspektiv

Stenström Lindberg, Lisa LU (2016) SOPA63 20152
School of Social Work
Abstract
The aim of this study was to examine how the Swedish discourse regarding intimate partner violence affects people who identifies as homosexual, bisexual, transgender or queer (HBTQ/eng: LGBT) who are victims of intimate partner violence. The main purpose was to focus on samesex intimate partner violence but also to see how descriptions of both intimate partner violence in general and descriptions of samesex intimate partner violence affects each other. In order to do so I conducted a discourse-analysis using discourse theory as method. As empirical material I selected the public investigation Nationell strategi mot mäns våld mot kvinnor och hedersrelaterat våld och förtryck from 2015. Early in my study I found that international research... (More)
The aim of this study was to examine how the Swedish discourse regarding intimate partner violence affects people who identifies as homosexual, bisexual, transgender or queer (HBTQ/eng: LGBT) who are victims of intimate partner violence. The main purpose was to focus on samesex intimate partner violence but also to see how descriptions of both intimate partner violence in general and descriptions of samesex intimate partner violence affects each other. In order to do so I conducted a discourse-analysis using discourse theory as method. As empirical material I selected the public investigation Nationell strategi mot mäns våld mot kvinnor och hedersrelaterat våld och förtryck from 2015. Early in my study I found that international research as well as the public investigation focused on explanations for the violence based on heterosexual relationships. My findings were that the description of victims were female and heterosexual and that the description of perpetrators was male and heterosexual. I also found that people who identifies as homosexual, bisexual, transgender or queer are included in the public investigation but was excluded in the investigations using of “men’s violence against women” as the main explanation to intimate partner violence. In my analysis I used queertheory and theories of heteronormality to describe that this is because heterosexuality is seen as natural and is also why people who identifies as homosexual, bisexual, transgender or queer are excluded in the public investigation and in the discourse of intimate partner violence at large. (Less)
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author
Stenström Lindberg, Lisa LU
supervisor
organization
course
SOPA63 20152
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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keywords
Våld i samkönade relationer, HBTQ, heteronormalitet, queerteori, Same-sex intimate partner violence, LGBT, heteronormality, queertheory
language
Swedish
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8520845
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2016-01-18 11:59:11
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  abstract     = {The aim of this study was to examine how the Swedish discourse regarding intimate partner violence affects people who identifies as homosexual, bisexual, transgender or queer (HBTQ/eng: LGBT) who are victims of intimate partner violence. The main purpose was to focus on samesex intimate partner violence but also to see how descriptions of both intimate partner violence in general and descriptions of samesex intimate partner violence affects each other. In order to do so I conducted a discourse-analysis using discourse theory as method. As empirical material I selected the public investigation Nationell strategi mot mäns våld mot kvinnor och hedersrelaterat våld och förtryck from 2015. Early in my study I found that international research as well as the public investigation focused on explanations for the violence based on heterosexual relationships. My findings were that the description of victims were female and heterosexual and that the description of perpetrators was male and heterosexual. I also found that people who identifies as homosexual, bisexual, transgender or queer are included in the public investigation but was excluded in the investigations using of “men’s violence against women” as the main explanation to intimate partner violence. In my analysis I used queertheory and theories of heteronormality to describe that this is because heterosexuality is seen as natural and is also why people who identifies as homosexual, bisexual, transgender or queer are excluded in the public investigation and in the discourse of intimate partner violence at large.},
  author       = {Stenström Lindberg, Lisa},
  keyword      = {Våld i samkönade relationer,HBTQ,heteronormalitet,queerteori,Same-sex intimate partner violence,LGBT,heteronormality,queertheory},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {En osynlig självklarhet - En diskursanalys av våld i nära relationer utifrån ett hbtq-perspektiv},
  year         = {2016},
}