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Prostitution eller sexarbete? - En diskursanalys av fenomenet och personen bakom

Börjesson, Jenny LU and Tynell, Sara LU (2016) SOPA63 20161
School of Social Work
Abstract
The action to buy sexual services has been criminalized in Sweden since 1999. Previous researches have found that the action for a long time has been defined as a social problem in Sweden. The people providing these services have rarely been asked to share their opinion on these matters in surveys and official reports. Our experience from our education in social work is that the importance of listening to the people who are affected by a social problem have been strongly emphasized. The aim of this study was therefore to examine how different images of sexual services for compensation and people providing these are taken in documents by an interest organization and public institutions. The documents studied consist of two official... (More)
The action to buy sexual services has been criminalized in Sweden since 1999. Previous researches have found that the action for a long time has been defined as a social problem in Sweden. The people providing these services have rarely been asked to share their opinion on these matters in surveys and official reports. Our experience from our education in social work is that the importance of listening to the people who are affected by a social problem have been strongly emphasized. The aim of this study was therefore to examine how different images of sexual services for compensation and people providing these are taken in documents by an interest organization and public institutions. The documents studied consist of two official documents and three documents by an interest organization which have been studied through discourse analysis in form of method and theoretical tools. We have found that the phenomenon that sexual services for compensation is and the people providing them are described in different ways in these documents. In the official documents the phenomenon is described as harmful for the society, which is why a criminalization is needed, while documents by the interest organization describe that the criminalization creates a harmful situation for the people providing these services. We have come to the conclusion that all of the documents are focusing on vulnerability, but they find it in different aspects. (Less)
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author
Börjesson, Jenny LU and Tynell, Sara LU
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organization
course
SOPA63 20161
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
diskursanalys, sexköpslagen, sexarbete, prostitution.
language
Swedish
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8881454
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2016-06-21 09:56:07
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2016-06-21 09:56:07
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  abstract     = {The action to buy sexual services has been criminalized in Sweden since 1999. Previous researches have found that the action for a long time has been defined as a social problem in Sweden. The people providing these services have rarely been asked to share their opinion on these matters in surveys and official reports. Our experience from our education in social work is that the importance of listening to the people who are affected by a social problem have been strongly emphasized. The aim of this study was therefore to examine how different images of sexual services for compensation and people providing these are taken in documents by an interest organization and public institutions. The documents studied consist of two official documents and three documents by an interest organization which have been studied through discourse analysis in form of method and theoretical tools. We have found that the phenomenon that sexual services for compensation is and the people providing them are described in different ways in these documents. In the official documents the phenomenon is described as harmful for the society, which is why a criminalization is needed, while documents by the interest organization describe that the criminalization creates a harmful situation for the people providing these services. We have come to the conclusion that all of the documents are focusing on vulnerability, but they find it in different aspects.},
  author       = {Börjesson, Jenny and Tynell, Sara},
  keyword      = {diskursanalys,sexköpslagen,sexarbete,prostitution.},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Prostitution eller sexarbete? - En diskursanalys av fenomenet och personen bakom},
  year         = {2016},
}