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"Vi är hiphop!": En kvalitativ undersökning om Femtastic
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Political, Historical, Religious and Cultural Studies.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
"We are hip hop!" : A qualitative study about Femtastic (English)
Abstract [en]

Female musicians and actors are being disadvanteged in the music industry, because of standards that prevents women from participating on equal terms. Unequal distribution of resources and status depends on power structures which creates an hierarchy. This study is about how an organization, Femtastic, works for equality and diversity in the field of music, how they experience their positions and their possibilities. Also how they relate to the cultural policy objectives. Femtastic is trying to create a structural change in the male-dominated music industry. The study was based on interviews with members from Femtastic and shows that all of the interviewed members have experienced different kinds of resistance in the music industry, because of their gender. Femtastic is an example of how other organizations can work with these issues in order to create an equal music industry, characterized by diversity. I’m using a gender and an intersectionalitative perspective. This is a qualitative study, the purpose is to problematize and observe inequalities. Also to bring a greater insight in the importance of having an intersectionality perspective when investigating gender equality issues. This perspective describes how various power structures interact and maintain each other. The study can support the development against inequalities based on categories such as gender, ethnicity and sexuality.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 42 p.
Keyword [en]
Gender, intersectionality, power structures
Keyword [sv]
Kön, intersektionalitet, maktordningar
National Category
Cultural Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-36459OAI: diva2:822583
Subject / course
Cultural studies
Educational program
Cultural studies, 180 hp
Available from: 2015-06-25 Created: 2015-06-16 Last updated: 2015-06-25Bibliographically approved

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