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Hur blir man feminist i Sällskapet?: Vägar till ett politiskt radikalfeministiskt fält
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Studies.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This field study examines how politically active radical feminists have reached their position in a group called Sällskapet. The aim of the study is to examine different paths, with the purpose to gain understanding of how to become a politically active radical feminist. Also, processes of social recognition on the field are examined; what is recognized and what taste preferences and behaviors gain a lower value? The different paths to the feminist position have been examined through a qualitative method consisting of a mixture of interviews and participant observations. The question if the position in Sällskapet requires specific experiences has been analyzed through Pierre Bourdieu’s theoretical framework, with a particular emphasis on the concept of habitus, symbolic- and cultural capital. The main findings of this study is that individuals who have experienced power related injustices have been able to require the right amount and the right kind of cultural capital that is necessary to be socially recognized in Sällskapet. Another significant ingredient on the path toward Sällskapet is the individuals relation to an introducer; a person who recognizes the individuals’ compatible external attributes and way of acting, with the social rules and codes in Sällskapet. 

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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-34735OAI: diva2:722274
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Available from: 2014-06-09 Created: 2014-06-06 Last updated: 2014-06-09Bibliographically approved

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