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"Lika enkelt att pröva den där kärleksgrejen" : Svenska mäns erfarenheter av relationer som inletts med sexköp i Thailand En kvalitativ studie
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study in social work was to investigate, describe and analyze six Swedish men’s description and experiences of relationships with bargirls in Thailand, whom the men initially paid for sexual services. We also aim to find out how these men look upon prostitu-tion, masculinity and gender and we analyze these themes in relation to the men’s description of their relationships. The theoretical approach was social constructivist theories of masculini-ty in combination with gender theory. The study was conducted using qualitative individual half structured definition interviews with six men living in Thailand and the interviews were conducted in Pattaya, Thailand. The results show that the men’s view of prostitution differs from what they experience in Thailand and that they therefore don’t perceive it as prostitution. This is partly a consequence of their view of masculinity, which includes that the man shall have economic responsibility for women. The men find it harsh to adapt to the gender equali-ty discourse in Sweden and express that they appreciate that the relations with the bargirls consists of separate duties for the sexes.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 52 p.
Keyword [en]
Transactional sex, prostitution, Thailand, Bargirl, Swedish men, masculinity, gender, Open-ended prostitution
Keyword [sv]
Transaktionsrelation, prostitution, Thailand, Bartjej, svenska män, maskulinitet, genus, Open-ended prostitution
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Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-65406OAI: diva2:463273
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2011-12-12 Created: 2011-12-08 Last updated: 2011-12-12Bibliographically approved

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