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”Du kan inte bestämma mitt kön, så sluta med det nu!”: En kvalitativ internetstudie om personer som identifierar sig utanför det binära könssystemet
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2017 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
“You can’t decide my gender, so stop doing it now!” : A qualitative internet study about people who identify outside the gender binary system (English)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study was to gain knowledge about how people who identify themselves outside the gender binary system look upon treatment from people in different contexts and how the strategies they use in relation to treatment are expressed. As an approach to this study, we chose to do a qualitative internet study, the empirical material included ten various blogs written by people who identify themselves outside the gender binary system. By using a content analysis we were able to distinguish themes concerning good and bad treatment as well as different forms of coping in our empirical material. The analysis was based on two different kinds of perspectives: queer theory and the concept of coping strategies. The result of this study showed that people who identify themselves outside the gender binary system experience poor treatment more often than good treatment from people in different contexts. One important result that this study showed was that most people described that they felt reduced and ridiculed by, for example, government officials and family members because of their gender identity. We also found that the people in this study used different strategies to cope with the poor treatment they received. A strategy that most of the people in the study used to avoid being treated badly were dressing in gender-neutral clothes. The main conclusion of the study is that it is important that we humans do not assume that all persons belong to the gender binary system. More knowledge about the area is needed to enable us to treat people who identify outside the gender binary system adequately. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , 47 p.
Keyword [en]
Intergender, Gender binary system, Queer theory, Coping. Internet research
Keyword [sv]
Intergender, Binärt könssystem, Queerteori, Coping, Internetstudie
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Social Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-64865OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-64865DiVA: diva2:1106005
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Social Work
Educational program
Social Work Study Programme, 210 credits
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Available from: 2017-06-13 Created: 2017-06-06 Last updated: 2017-06-13Bibliographically approved

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