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Manufacturing Dichotomy: Dissecting Modern Antifeminism in Sweden
University West, Department of Economics and Informatics.
2013 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this thesis is to analyse the presence and form of contemporary antifeminism in Sweden. By adopting a single case study design coupled with qualitative approach to textual analysis antifeminism in both traditional print media and new media, as well as with the help of Laclau and Mouffe’s discourse theory, this thesis asks 1) what common themes are present in the objections against feminism in the current antifeminist discourse in established media venues? Additionally, this thesis also asks 2) is the current antifeminist advocate composition the same as before? The analysis indicates that there are three common themes in current antifeminist discourse, namely that it is conceived as an extremist, hegemonic and collectivistic ideology. Regarding antifeminist advocate composition, the results indicate that it has indeed changed since the last antifeminist surge in the mid-80s.


Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 57 p.
Keyword [en]
Discourse, antifeminism, discourse theory, discourse analysis, antifeminist advocates
National Category
Political Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-5398OAI: diva2:626574
Subject / course
Political science
Available from: 2013-06-27 Created: 2013-06-10 Last updated: 2013-06-27Bibliographically approved

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