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"Lita på biologin": En kritisk diskursanalys av framställningen av smärta och smärtlindring i Sveriges landsting och regioners informationsmaterial om förlossning och graviditet
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
2019 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This paper examines the discourse of pain and pain relief in the advice texts given to future mothers through the public health clinics in Sweden. The aim of the study is to explore how the concepts of “natural” and “normal” shapes the prevailing methods and perspectives in the texts. I use critical discourse theory as it is articulated by Norman Fairclough by using the three dimensional model, combined with the theory about gender performativity. The discourse of “natural” birth constitutes a socio-cultural norm throughout a variation of cultures which shapes and regulates women’s decision making regarding options of pain relief and delivery methods when giving birth. The “natural” discourse has been (re)produced in the feminist critique of the medicalisation, and consequently the pathologisation, of pregnancy. Recent studies has shown that the “natural” discourse can be seen as a gender constituting process that can lead to reproducing traditional ideals about femininity and motherhood. By analysing how the public healthcare system articulate the norms regarding pregnancy and giving birth in regards to these two different discourses, and what the potential effects are of the discourse in question, it opens up to a discussion about the equality of health and gender.

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2019. , p. 44
Keywords [en]
childbirth, pain, pain relief, gender, discourse, motherhood, femininity
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Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-374012OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-374012DiVA, id: diva2:1280140
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Available from: 2019-01-21 Created: 2019-01-18 Last updated: 2019-01-22Bibliographically approved

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