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Vision om jämställdhet - en illision?‏: En kvalitativ studie om jämställdhet inom samboförhållanden.
Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences, Örebro University, Sweden.
Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences, Örebro University, Sweden.
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
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Abstract [en]

This qualitative study was conducted to investigate how subordination and superiority emerges in the interaction between heterosexual couples between 20 to 30 years old, without children. Eight semi-structured interviews with four couples have been conducted to provide insight into how subordination and superiority is made in the interaction between the cohabiting couples. All interviews were transcribed and then manually categorized along specific main themes and sub themes. The empirical data were then assayed by a hermeneutic interpretation.   Three previous studies have formed the basis for this study, Det kallas kärlek by Carin Holmberg, the anthology, Jämställdhetens pris and Familjer i tiden by Christine Roman and Helen Peterson. The theoretical framework consists symbolic interactionism, and especially the concept of asymmetrical role-taking and also doing gender. By using these theories, we can gain knowledge about the interaction between the pairs. We have also enlisted the aid of the theory doing gender to gain an understanding of how household distribution of the pairs look like.   The analysis of the empirical material showed that the majority of the women were the initiator in the relationship, with regard to housework and leisure. It was also in the female and male informants' statements that the primary responsibility for the division in terms of housework was on the women. In this way, one can, using the theory of asymmetric role- taking, identify the subordination of the woman in the relationship.


Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 43 p.
Keyword [en]
Equality, asymmetric role-taking, doing gender, cohabiting couples.
Keyword [sv]
Jämställdhet, asymmetrisk rollövertagande, att göra kön, sambopar.
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Humanities Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-25781OAI: diva2:551510
2012-02-17, F128, Forumhuset, Örebro Universitet, Fakultetsg. 1, Örebro, 13:00 (Swedish)
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2012-09-11 Created: 2012-09-11 Last updated: 2012-09-11Bibliographically approved

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