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Könsdiskriminering i Indien i konsekvens av son preferenser: En jämförande fallstudie om könsdiskriminering i Kerala respektive Uttar Pradesh
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
2019 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Gender discrimination in India in consequence of son preferences : A comparative case study on gender discrimination in Kerala and Uttar Pradesh (English)
Abstract [en]

This thesis aims to study and compare gender discrimination in terms of son preferences in Kerala and Uttar Pradesh in India. It also aims to explain how son preferences appears in these states. This study uses Judith Butler’s (2007) and Yvonne Hirdman’s (2001) gender theories to explain the gender discrimination in the different states. Research shows that the son preference in India is strongly permeated in many parts of the country. This is mainly due to the deep-rooted patriarchal system that exists in India. The results show that this is particularly prominent in Uttar Pradesh than in Kerala. Previous research and the existing theories show that the strong son preferences that exists in the Indian society results in many women and young girls being discriminated. Through the gender perspective, this can be explained by the social constructions that are created in society. There are social and cultural norms and an unchanging cultural law that has been passed on for generations, where the roles of men and women in society are constructed and implemented. The social press on women, from both society and families to give birth to sons, leads to many devastating consequences and adversities for both women and young girls. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2019. , p. 30
Keywords [en]
Gender discrimination, son preference, gender, gender perspective, India, Kerala, Uttar Pradesh
Keywords [sv]
Könsdiskriminering, sonpreferenser, genus, genusperspektivet, Indien, Kerala, Uttar Pradesh
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Political Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-88888OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-88888DiVA, id: diva2:1347335
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Political Science
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International Administration Programme with foreign language, 180 credits
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Available from: 2019-09-02 Created: 2019-08-31 Last updated: 2019-09-02Bibliographically approved

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