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Invandrarkvinnor i Handels: Föreställningar om arbetskraftsinvandrade kvinnor i Handelsnytt 1961-1976
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Cultural Sciences.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Immigrant Woman in Handels : Conceptions of Labour Immigrated Women in Handelsnytt 1961-1976 (English)
Abstract [en]

Invandrade kvinnor i Handels. Föreställningar om arbetskraftsinvandrade kvinnor i Handelsnytt 1961-1976. (Immigrant women in Handels. Conceptions of labour immigrated women in Handelsnytt 1961-1976).

The primary purpose of this thesis is to analyze the written conceptions of labour immigrated women in Handelsnytt, a Swedish Trade Union magazine. The analyses of the conceptions are based on theoretical categories of class, gender and ethnicity. The purpose is to examine how labour immigrated women, as members of the Union, Handelsanställdas förbund, were perceived and how the conceptions of them were expressed through these categories. The time period of the study is based on Yvonne Hirdman´s gender contract- The Equality contract, it was a time period when labour immigration peaked and later on attenuated. And also a time when women in Sweden begun to work outside of home in a wider extent than before. The study also means to explore power relations and subordination of the given categories and how these integrate and enhance each other.  

The results demonstrate a significance absence of articles, features and overall coverage of immigrated women in Handelsnytt. The small amounts of articles about or for immigrated workers tend to leave the immigrated woman unseen.  The immigrant workers are rarely individually described; they are mostly defined as a sexless group or as a man. If the lack of recognition may be explained by limited membership of female immigrated workers could be one answer, but not entirely satisfying. Even though the trade industry was dependable on its workers language knowledge, which is a large part of the rhetoric inflicting the immigrant articles, it may not mean there were no female immigrant workers in this industry. However the results cannot with certainty claim it to be either way, not the lack of female members or as a proof of the domination of male rhetoric within the trade union-Handels.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 36 p.
Keyword [en]
Immigration, labour immigration, class, gender, ethnicity, women, LO, gender contract, Handels, subordination, rhetoric.
Keyword [sv]
Invandring, arbetskraftsinvandring, klass, genus, etnicitet, kvinnor, LO, genuskontrakt, Handels, underordning, makt hierarkier, retorik
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-21068OAI: diva2:543655
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Language, Culture and Communication Programme, 180 credits
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2012-08-13 Created: 2012-08-09 Last updated: 2012-08-13Bibliographically approved

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