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Att hålla sig strategisk till könsnormer: Barn gör inte som vi säger barn gör som vi gör!
Södertörn University, Teacher Education.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study is to examine how genders are made within the gender neutral discourse in the preschools equality treatment area. The study is based on critcal literature studies influed by discourse analysis and hermeneuitcs. It also relies on intervjues with two preschool teachers.  The study will examine and answer the following questions:

  • How are genders made within the gender neutral discourse?
  • How is the feminine and masculine problematized in preschool and how is the discourse within gender neutrality linked to norms, power and gender?

The theoretical starting point of this study is gender. This starting point also includes norms, power and masculinity, to get a complete understanding of the problem area. The result of the study shows that the ambition to develope a gender natural policy in pre school is a problematic issue because the understanding of the concept neutrality excludes the feminine. Finally with critical eyes against the gender neutral concept my interpretation is that we need to concider the norms to be able to reach equal treatment and gender equality. These unwritten laws that norms produce creates  unbalance, power structure and exclusion between genders and individuals.



Keywords: Gender, Norm criticism, equal treatment, gender equality, gender neutrality.

Nyckelord: Genus, normkritik, likabehandling, jämställdhetsarbete och könsneutralitet.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 42 p.
Keyword [en]
Gender, Norm criticism, equal treatment, gender equality, gender neutrality
Keyword [sv]
Genus, normkritik, likabehandling, jämställdhetsarbete, könsneutralitet
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Educational Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-29062OAI: diva2:892406
Subject / course
Education Studies
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2016-01-11 Created: 2016-01-10 Last updated: 2016-01-11Bibliographically approved

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