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Begriplighetsökning i statens regi: Om makt, kunskap och statlig reglering i SOU 2017:92 Transpersoner i Sverige
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Ethnology, History of Religions and Gender Studies, Gender Studies.
2018 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This master’s thesis considers the Official Report of the Swedish Government Transpersoner i Sverige (SOU 2017:92), and its ambitions to increase intelligibility for trans people. Using a discourse-theoretical framework, I study the report’s production of meaning regarding power, norms and knowledge. In my analysis, the constitution of meaning leads to the establishment, in the report, of a specific understanding of intelligibility and of how intelligibility for trans people can and should be increased. Further, I note that ‘knowledge’, in the report, is positioned as beyond power and mobilized to counter the defined problems of unintelligibility. In particular, the report promotes measurable knowledge as the means by which to amend problems concerning lacking descriptions of trans people’s situation. Using Spade (2015) and Butler (1997), I elaborate on the positioning of the state with respect to the report’s project of increasing intelligibility, and show that state power is naturalized. The main conclusion of the thesis is that several of the report’s suggestions serve to legitimize state regulation of gendered subjectivity, specifically with respect to legal genders and their utilization in measurement and surveillance.

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2018. , p. 78
Keywords [en]
trans people, power, knowledge, intelligibility, state regulation, political discourse theory
Keywords [sv]
transpersoner, makt, kunskap, begriplighet, statlig reglering, politisk diskursteori
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Gender Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-158010OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-158010DiVA, id: diva2:1231160
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Available from: 2018-08-03 Created: 2018-07-05 Last updated: 2018-08-03Bibliographically approved

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