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Fri att välja: relationer mellan stat och individ i svensk abortlagstiftning

Brandt, Hillevi LU (2017) GNVK02 20161
Department of Gender Studies
Abstract
The thesis examines the Swedish Abortion Act (abortlagen (1974:595)) and its development from the 1970s until today. The objective is to examine the Abortion Act as a producer of certain relations between the state and the individual – how are the state and the individual constructed through the Act’s wording and its foregoing legislation bills, and how does the meaning of the state and the individual, respectively, change over time? The aim is to discuss how the statuary regulation of ”free” abortion exercises power in both a negative, limiting sense, as well as in a positive, productive sense. The analysis shows that even though the wording of the Abortion Act hasn’t changed much since it came into force in 1975, the small changes... (More)
The thesis examines the Swedish Abortion Act (abortlagen (1974:595)) and its development from the 1970s until today. The objective is to examine the Abortion Act as a producer of certain relations between the state and the individual – how are the state and the individual constructed through the Act’s wording and its foregoing legislation bills, and how does the meaning of the state and the individual, respectively, change over time? The aim is to discuss how the statuary regulation of ”free” abortion exercises power in both a negative, limiting sense, as well as in a positive, productive sense. The analysis shows that even though the wording of the Abortion Act hasn’t changed much since it came into force in 1975, the small changes reflect the major societal changes of the last decades, and shows significant shifts regarding what meaning is attributed to the state and the individual respectively, as well as how they relate to one another. It appears that when it comes to abortion, the ”freedom of choice” is circumscribed not only by statuary time limits and medical assessments, but also by a number of expectations on the individual and how s/he should be, feel and act. (Less)
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author
Brandt, Hillevi LU
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course
GNVK02 20161
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
diskursanalys, abortlagen, abort, individ, stat, makt, frihet
language
Swedish
id
8905801
date added to LUP
2017-06-15 10:51:43
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2021-04-12 05:21:30
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  abstract     = {The thesis examines the Swedish Abortion Act (abortlagen (1974:595)) and its development from the 1970s until today. The objective is to examine the Abortion Act as a producer of certain relations between the state and the individual – how are the state and the individual constructed through the Act’s wording and its foregoing legislation bills, and how does the meaning of the state and the individual, respectively, change over time? The aim is to discuss how the statuary regulation of ”free” abortion exercises power in both a negative, limiting sense, as well as in a positive, productive sense. The analysis shows that even though the wording of the Abortion Act hasn’t changed much since it came into force in 1975, the small changes reflect the major societal changes of the last decades, and shows significant shifts regarding what meaning is attributed to the state and the individual respectively, as well as how they relate to one another. It appears that when it comes to abortion, the ”freedom of choice” is circumscribed not only by statuary time limits and medical assessments, but also by a number of expectations on the individual and how s/he should be, feel and act.},
  author       = {Brandt, Hillevi},
  keyword      = {diskursanalys,abortlagen,abort,individ,stat,makt,frihet},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Fri att välja: relationer mellan stat och individ i svensk abortlagstiftning},
  year         = {2017},
}