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Unga män och maskuliniteter

Lindgren, Ludvig LU and Hagerman Borgström, Jesper LU (2016) SOPA63 20152
School of Social Work
Abstract
The environment surrounding us affects our sense of ourselves, although it isn’t something static or permanent, but rather predetermined by our perception. What we wanted to explore with this study was how men were influenced by their environment in relation to their identity development, and in what way they felt social pressure from the society. Therefore our purpose of the thesis was to investigate how young male students raised in Sweden, between 20 and 25 years old, experienced masculinity. We interviewed seven students in total to get enough data for the study. Our main questions for the thesis were the following:

• How do young male students perceive the masculinities that exist in society?
• How do young male students feel... (More)
The environment surrounding us affects our sense of ourselves, although it isn’t something static or permanent, but rather predetermined by our perception. What we wanted to explore with this study was how men were influenced by their environment in relation to their identity development, and in what way they felt social pressure from the society. Therefore our purpose of the thesis was to investigate how young male students raised in Sweden, between 20 and 25 years old, experienced masculinity. We interviewed seven students in total to get enough data for the study. Our main questions for the thesis were the following:

• How do young male students perceive the masculinities that exist in society?
• How do young male students feel about the existing masculinities in relation to their own identity?

We have proceeded on an inductive way of working and to analyze the outcome of the study we have applied R.W. Connells’ theory of hegemonic masculinity. To some degree we also used T. Ziehes’ perspective on identity formation. Our conclusion was that the interviewed found both positive and negative sides of the societies’ masculinities such as being able to feel secure in their role in relation to other people. On the other hand the interviewed students felt that they couldn’t express their feelings to the extent they wanted. Furthermore the interviewed had been influenced, often from their fathers, from an early stage to fit the societies ideal of masculinity. (Less)
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Lindgren, Ludvig LU and Hagerman Borgström, Jesper LU
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organization
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SOPA63 20152
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
masculinites, identity formation, student, Swedish, individuation
language
Swedish
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8840853
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2016-03-11 11:36:14
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  abstract     = {The environment surrounding us affects our sense of ourselves, although it isn’t something static or permanent, but rather predetermined by our perception. What we wanted to explore with this study was how men were influenced by their environment in relation to their identity development, and in what way they felt social pressure from the society. Therefore our purpose of the thesis was to investigate how young male students raised in Sweden, between 20 and 25 years old, experienced masculinity. We interviewed seven students in total to get enough data for the study. Our main questions for the thesis were the following:

•	How do young male students perceive the masculinities that exist in society?
•	How do young male students feel about the existing masculinities in relation to their own identity?

We have proceeded on an inductive way of working and to analyze the outcome of the study we have applied R.W. Connells’ theory of hegemonic masculinity. To some degree we also used T. Ziehes’ perspective on identity formation. Our conclusion was that the interviewed found both positive and negative sides of the societies’ masculinities such as being able to feel secure in their role in relation to other people. On the other hand the interviewed students felt that they couldn’t express their feelings to the extent they wanted. Furthermore the interviewed had been influenced, often from their fathers, from an early stage to fit the societies ideal of masculinity.},
  author       = {Lindgren, Ludvig and Hagerman Borgström, Jesper},
  keyword      = {masculinites,identity formation,student,Swedish,individuation},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Unga män och maskuliniteter},
  year         = {2016},
}