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Offer, aktör eller överlevare?: En diskursteoretisk analys av unga tjejers utsagor om att leva med sex som självskadebeteende
Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences.
Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study is that through a discourse theoretical perspective, analyze young girls 'statements about living with self-injuring by sexual behavior. The aim is to locate the discourses that surround them, visualize how discursive constructions affect these young girls' identity as victims and/or actors in relation to self-injury, the sexual violence and in meetings with the professionals within the health authorities. In addition discourse theory as an analyze method, the authors also use Nils Christie's (2001) theory of the ideal victim and Ingrid Landers (2003) theoretical perspectives on normative femininity. The authors of the study show a diversity of discourses that surround the young girls. All discourses contain normative actor- and victim’s positions that young girls constantly are obliged to relate to, which partially conflict with social constructions of the idea of victim and femininity. These positions are assigned, claimed or opposition to, and characterizes not only the young girls self-image, but also how professionals within the health authorities look at them and what support and assistance that’s offered or deprived. Finally, the authors argue for a broader approach to young girls who self-injuring by sexual behavior, they can be both victims and actors and advocates a questioning of oppressive norms to detect and identify the young girls who self-injure by sexual behavior, when it is a prerequisite to widen their options and discretion.

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Keyword [en]
sex as self-injury, discourse theory, the ideal victim, normative femininity, actor, young girls
Keyword [sv]
sex som självskadebeteende, diskursteori, ideala offer, normativ femininitet, aktör, unga tjejer
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Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-26428OAI: diva2:789415
Subject / course
Social Work
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2015-02-19 Created: 2015-02-18 Last updated: 2015-02-19Bibliographically approved

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