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Kön, Diagnos och Mognad - en kvalitativ innehållsanalys av information om transsexualism på hemsidor

Karlsson, Linnea LU and Gustafsson, Emil LU (2016) SOPA63 20152
School of Social Work
Abstract
This study aims to examine how the concepts of gender, diagnose, maturation and transsexualism are described and socially constructed on websites. To understand how the concepts we prepared to interpret nine sites using Berger and Luckmann's social constructivist perspective, and by Foucault´s theory about power. The theories focus on that we are living within a society which perpetuates normative gender roles. The different owners of the websites presented concepts differ depending on the purpose they had with their information. Summary we saw during our work how complex all the concepts were and how difficult it was to find a unified description of the concepts. Although we live in a society well developed we did find during our work how... (More)
This study aims to examine how the concepts of gender, diagnose, maturation and transsexualism are described and socially constructed on websites. To understand how the concepts we prepared to interpret nine sites using Berger and Luckmann's social constructivist perspective, and by Foucault´s theory about power. The theories focus on that we are living within a society which perpetuates normative gender roles. The different owners of the websites presented concepts differ depending on the purpose they had with their information. Summary we saw during our work how complex all the concepts were and how difficult it was to find a unified description of the concepts. Although we live in a society well developed we did find during our work how the gender roles is still solid and it seems like we live in a society hard to understand and accept the grey area between the constructed gender roles man and woman. Our results shows that through the power of language and how we use it we keep the gender roles alive and maintains the society´s way of looking at gender as a specific role. (Less)
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author
Karlsson, Linnea LU and Gustafsson, Emil LU
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organization
course
SOPA63 20152
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Transsexualism, transgender, mognad som begrepp, mognad, begreppet diagnos
language
Swedish
id
8564202
date added to LUP
2016-01-21 14:13:53
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2016-01-21 14:13:53
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  abstract     = {This study aims to examine how the concepts of gender, diagnose, maturation and transsexualism are described and socially constructed on websites. To understand how the concepts we prepared to interpret nine sites using Berger and Luckmann's social constructivist perspective, and by Foucault´s theory about power. The theories focus on that we are living within a society which perpetuates normative gender roles. The different owners of the websites presented concepts differ depending on the purpose they had with their information. Summary we saw during our work how complex all the concepts were and how difficult it was to find a unified description of the concepts. Although we live in a society well developed we did find during our work how the gender roles is still solid and it seems like we live in a society hard to understand and accept the grey area between the constructed gender roles man and woman. Our results shows that through the power of language and how we use it we keep the gender roles alive and maintains the society´s way of looking at gender as a specific role.},
  author       = {Karlsson, Linnea and Gustafsson, Emil},
  keyword      = {Transsexualism,transgender,mognad som begrepp,mognad,begreppet diagnos},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Kön, Diagnos och Mognad - en kvalitativ innehållsanalys av information om transsexualism på hemsidor},
  year         = {2016},
}