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Konstruktioner av kvinnor med utländsk bakgrund: En intersektionell studie av debatten om äldreomsorg och etnicitet i populärvetenskapliga tidskrifter 1995-2008
Mälardalen University, School of Sustainable Development of Society and Technology.
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This paper aims to examine how the construction of women with foreign background is visible in the Swedish debate on elder care and ethnicity. The subject is interesting with regard to the existing discriminating conceptions about ethnicity and how the living conditions of immigrant women are med scarce in the Swedish research field. It is also a relevant topic in light of the incipient crisis of the Swedish eldery care. The examining of how several axes of power interplay to construct the women is rendered possible through an intersectional perspective. This requires of the study to relate to the concept of category, and in this paper I have chosen an intercategorical approach. The research data consists of popular science journals between the years of 1998-2005. As I have chosen to combine content analysis with methodological principles of the intersectional perspective, the paper contains elements of both quantitative and qualitative method in the presentation of data. The result of the paper shows that gender has not been visible in a majority of the articles, meaning that people of foreign background have been discussed and reported on as a genderless collective. In the articles where gender has been visible, the study shows great differences in how the women are constructed depending on their age. In conclusion the discussion considers these constructions from an integration perspective.

 

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2011. , 58 p.
Keyword [sv]
Intersektionalitet, äldreomsorg, etnicitet, kvinnor, ålder, äldreomsorgsgivare, äldreomsorgstagare, kulturanpassad äldreomsorg
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Sociology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-11824OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mdh-11824DiVA: diva2:397445
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Social and Behavioural Science, Law
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Available from: 2011-03-15 Created: 2011-02-14 Last updated: 2011-03-15Bibliographically approved

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