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..what should I say?: – A feminist analysis of the intricacies of online dating
Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies.
2016 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

As new technology develops, society develops with it; we find new ways to interact with our business associates, our friends, and our family. This study looks specifically at the ways individuals in our contemporary community express sexuality and how dating and forming new relationships is being affected. We begin with a brief history on the study of sex and sexuality, and continue with a section exploring theories and more contemporary research on the subject. Focusing on current social phenomenon such as gender objectification and the anonymity pertaining to online interactions, we investigate social media and phone/computer applications focused on dating. We look for answers to questions regarding how the evolution of sexuality influences power structures within a community, through empirical interviews and hidden online observations, and from a feminist perspective. The intricacies of text communication and the interpretation of such interactions is a cornerstone of modern dating, which this thesis analyses closely by looking at how the participants initiate contact with potential partners. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 39 p.
Keyword [en]
Sexuality, dating, feminism, online, interaction
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Gender Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-132456ISRN: LiU-ISV/SKA-G--16/37--SEOAI: diva2:1046077
Subject / course
Social and Cultural Analysis (Samhälls- och kulturanalys (C-uppsats))
2016-09-26, Bomullspinneriet - Campus Norrköping, Norrköping, 13:00 (Swedish)
Available from: 2016-11-14 Created: 2016-11-11 Last updated: 2016-11-14Bibliographically approved

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