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Sexualitet och idealbilder: Unga tjejers syn på attityder och normer kring kvinnlig sexualitet
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this thesis is to find out how young girls reason about norms and attitudes towards female sexuality. Through a qualitative research approach ten girls in grade 9 has discussed in two focus-groups on what is typically female, the ideal images of the ultimate woman as well as what is considered to be characteristic of female sexuality. The results were analyzed using Tina Mattson's theory of intersectionality, Beverly Skeggs theory of respectability and Göran Burenhults thoughts about biology and sexuality. Some of the main findings are that the girls in the study associate femininity primarily with external attributes and beauty and the ideal image of the woman is beautiful, yet independent. Further they describe different conditions for boys and girls to explore their own sexuality, and also that for girls the risk of being branded a "whore" is ever present. Moreover, the results reflect an overall heteronormativity and that ethnicity and culture play a role in how girls relate to the topic.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 58 p.
Keyword [en]
young women, norms, attitudes, sexuality, focus-groups
Keyword [sv]
kvinnor, normer, attityder, sexualitet, fokusgrupper
National Category
Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-87338OAI: diva2:602730
Socialhögskolan, Sveavägen, Stockholm (Swedish)
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2013-02-15 Created: 2013-02-03 Last updated: 2013-02-18Bibliographically approved

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