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Komma ut för att komma in: En diskursanalys av Migrationsverkets bedömningsunderlag i HBT-relaterade asylärenden 
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Coming out in order to come in: : A discourse analysis of Migrationsverkets documents regarding LGBT related asylum cases (English)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study was to examine normative conceptions based on sexuality, gender and western context in the Swedish migration office’s (Migrationsverket) documents concerning LGBT asylum seekers. The study is conducted by a norm-critical approach and intersectional perspectives. The study consists of a discourse analysis based on Judith Butler’s theory about the heterosexual matrix and performativity, as well as Stuart Hall’s theory about the West and the Rest. Our data consists of policy documents regarding LGBT asylum administration. When analysing the documents, we found that they are based on heteronormative assumptions and western perspectives. Besides being based on heteronormative assumptions and western perspectives, we found that the documents occasionally contains of a series of contradictive aspects on LGBT related asylum cases.   

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Keyword [en]
discourse analysis, asylum, LGBT, sexuality, the heterosexual matrix, Migrationsverket
Keyword [sv]
diskursanalys, asyl, HBT, sexualitet, den heterosexuella matrisen, Migrationsverket
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Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-49375OAI: diva2:898493
Subject / course
Social Work
Educational program
Social Work Study Programme, 210 credits
Available from: 2016-02-01 Created: 2016-01-28 Last updated: 2016-02-01Bibliographically approved

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