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Genuskonstruktionen inom tillfälliga kriscentra: Förstås med hjälp av Bacchis; What’s the problem represented to be?
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013).
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Genderconstruction in emergency shelters : Understood with help from Bacchis; What’s the problem represented to be? (English)
Abstract [en]

This essays main focus will be on emergency shelters in disasters, and their understanding in gender awareness, by focusing on the way gender is constructed and seen. This dissertation will examine documents from Australian Red Cross and IASC (Inter Agency Standing Committee) in order to explore how they work with gender and shelter related issues. The objective is to examine and with help from these documents see how gender is constructed.

The method and theory is based on Carol Bacchis; What’s the problem represented to be approach? (WPR-approach). This means that the essay have a discourse analysis basis, which the essay is built on. This was chosen because Bacchis approach interrogates the documents and therefore it is easier to get different views of how gender is constructed. Which way it is constructed and what is not constructed as a problem.

The main research question is: How is the construction of gender perspective in the documents that are intended to steer the planning of the emergency shelters?  

The questions will be; What or which problems seem to represent these documents, regarding gender understanding in emergency shelters?

Are there any assumptions behind these formulated problems? If so, what are they?

During the review of the documents, is there anything left that is seen as a non-problem, not problematized? Are there any gap or invisibility or can the problem be seen as something else?

This essay will show how gender is constructed based on power imbalance. The way gender is constructed is complex and difficult. One thing is clear and that is that the way gender is constructed and how gender is represented, matters in emergency shelters. Gender is still also a topic for crisis management to integrate.  

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 50 p.
Keyword [en]
Gender, gender roles, discourse analysis, Carol Bacchi, emergency shelter, disaster management/disaster risk reduction.
Keyword [sv]
Genus, könsroller, diskursanalys, Carol Bacchi, kriscentra, krishantering
National Category
Political Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-34994OAI: diva2:783090
Subject / course
Political Science
Educational program
Spatial and Social Planning programme (180 ECTS credits)
Available from: 2015-02-04 Created: 2015-01-23 Last updated: 2015-02-04Bibliographically approved

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