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Killmiddag - en plats att förändras och förändra: En kvalitativ studie om maskulinitetskonstruktion
Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
2018 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [sv]

Killmiddag är ett initiativ som startades av jämlikhetsstiftelsen Make Equal i syfte att engagera män i debatten om ett jämställt samhälle. Med utgångspunkt i detta var syftet med denna uppsats att öka förståelsen för hur maskulinitet skapas inom sammanhanget Killmiddag. Avsikten var även att undersöka varför män väljer att delta och hur de hanterar eventuella splittringar mellan normerna inom och utanför Killmiddag. Det empiriska materialet samlades in genom nio semistrukturerade intervjuer och analyserades med hjälp av följande teorier; R.W Connells teori om maskuliniteter, Richard Jenkins teori om social identitet, Erving Goffmans teori om intrycksstyrningoch Anthony Giddens teori om reflexivitet. Resultatet visar att drivkraften till att delta i Killmiddag bygger på att det hos deltagarna finns en förändringsvilja som delvis är sprungen ur metoo-rörelsen och ett missnöje mot rådande maskulinitetsnormer. Det framkommer också att Killmiddag fyller en viktig funktion i deras maskulinitetskonstruktion. I sammanhanget ges utrymme att uttrycka delar av sin identitet och visa känslor som annars inte tillåts i andra manliga gemenskaper. Resultatet visar också att det finns en splittring mellan olika situationsbundna maskulinitetsnormer, vilket föranleder en konflikt mellan individens självuppfattning, maskulinitetsnormer och behovet av andras bekräftelse. Utifrån detta framkommer tre strategier för hantering av dessa splittringar; utmana och förändra normerna, anpassa sig till situationen eller aktivt omge sig med likasinnade. 

Abstract [en]

“Killmiddag” is an initiative launched by the equality foundation Make Equal, with the purpose of engaging men in gender equality issues. Based on this, the intention of this study was to increase knowledge and understanding of how masculinity is created within the context of Killmiddag. Our aim was also to find the reasons why men choose to participate, as well as how they deal with possible conflict between the norms within, and outside of, the Killmiddag forum. The empirical material was collected through nine semi-structured interviews and was analyzed using the following theories; R.W Connell's theory of masculinities, Richard Jenkin's theory of social identity, Erving Goffman's theory of impression management and Anthony Giddens’s theory of reflexivity. The result shows that men’s motivation to participate in Killmiddag is sparked by a desire to change current masculinity norms, and that this is partly due to the MeToo movement. It also shows that Killmiddag plays an important part when it comes to the participants’ personal constructions of masculinity, this mainly as it is a context that allows them to express parts of their identity and show emotions that normally are not accepted within male forums. In addition, the result brings light to a split between different situational masculinity norms, which can cause conflict between an individual’s self-perception, masculinity standards and the need for others’ approval. In regards to this, three different strategies for managing these problems were found: to challenge and change the norms, adapt to the given situation or purposefully surround oneself with like-minded people.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. , p. 43
Keywords [en]
Killmiddag, MeToo, masculinity, reflexivity, identity change
Keywords [sv]
Killmiddag, metoo-rörelsen, maskulinitet, reflexivitet, identitetsförändring
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-37214OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-37214DiVA, id: diva2:1221926
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