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Vem kan känna sig välkommen i Svenska kyrkans församlingar?: En kvalitativ studie om Svenska kyrkans arbete med hbtq-frågor
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Who may feel welcomed in the congregations of the Church of Sweden? : A qualitative study on the Church of Sweden´s work with LGBTQ issues (English)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study is to get a picture of how communities in the Swedish church, more precisely in Växjö diocese, work with LGBTQ questions. Furthermore, this study pays attention to the different factors that might have affected this work over the years, and I will also investigate if the work with LGBTQ questions differ between the communities I have picked for this study. To conduct this study, a qualitative method is used in form of semi-structured interviews. This study uses Goffman’s theory of stigma, as well as Foucault’s theory of power, as a theoretical framework to analyse the collected data. The result shows that although there are no specific guidelines in how the communities are supposed to work with the LGBTQ questions, work is underway in the diocese of Växjö. For instance, in connection to the annual Pride-festival, the communities try to engage themselves by showing that there is an acceptance towards LGBTQ-persons within the Swedish church. The result also shows that there are some specific factors that affect the work related to LGBTQ questions, such as the fact that gay marriages are legal by law in Sweden.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 41 p.
Keyword [sv]
Svenska kyrkan, HBTQ, heteronorm, Pride, stigma, makt.
National Category
Religious Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-49876OAI: diva2:905497
Subject / course
Religious Studies
Educational program
Teacher Education Programme for Upper Secondary School, 300/330 credits
2016-02-19, Växjö, 09:00 (Swedish)
Available from: 2016-02-23 Created: 2016-02-22 Last updated: 2016-02-23Bibliographically approved

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