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"Om man bara kunde få in den utopin i ett omklädningsrum": En studie om upplevelsen av kroppsnormativitet i badhus
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
2019 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 180 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
“If you only could get that utopian in a dressing room” : A study regarding the experience of body-normativity in public swimming pools (English)
Abstract [en]

Who is welcome in the public swimming pool? What makes different spaces and rooms more comfortable and accessible than others? The empirical material of this study is built on four interviews with people who have a non-normative body. Their experiences and emotions concerning the public swimming pool are studied through an intersectional and phenomenological perspective. With these perspectives’ assumptions, emotions and approaches concerning swimming pools in relation to bodynormativity have become noticeable. Specific viewpoints have been centered on ableism, gender and body size. One observation has been made in a public swimming pool with the intention to raise awareness of my own body in the specific context. With that insight I can relate my observation to the statements that were reached through the interviews. Generally, bodynormativity is something that we are all aware of and likely adapted to. Dressing rooms and spaces where naked bodies meet are tending to bring awareness to your own body. The main conclusions of this study are that changing the design of dressing rooms and developing a private space to change and shower in will make the situation safer. Onward highlighting a public dialogue to question stigmas related to non-normative bodies will in the end benefit non-normative bodies to feel more welcome in places like public swimming pools.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2019. , p. 39
Keywords [en]
Bodynormativity, public swimming pool, accessibility, power, dressing rooms
Keywords [sv]
Kroppsnormativitet, badhus, tillgänglighet, makt, omklädningsrum
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Humanities and the Arts
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-158500OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-158500DiVA, id: diva2:1307817
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The Cultural Analysis Programme
Available from: 2019-04-30 Created: 2019-04-29 Last updated: 2019-04-30Bibliographically approved

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