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Som att kämpa mot ett spöke: Om den outtalade längdnormen
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå Centre for Gender Studies (UCGS).
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

As early as 1970 the term ”heightism” was coined by sociologist Saul Feldman. Butvery little research has been done on general height discrimination other than in terms of what ismeans for men to be short in regards to career and romantic relations.This thesis is an attempt to investigate the experiences of nine noticably below average heightpeople from Sweden by means of qualitative reflexive interviews, with the theoretical framework offenomenology, and analytical tools taken from literature about heightism itself, but also works onweight discrimination and crip theory. Via thematic analysis I worked out two main focus areas: ”ToDeviate from Norms” and ”Integrity – Safe and Unsafe Rooms”, where I by examples from thesepeople's daily lives illustrate how they experience their shortness intersecting with body, gender andethnicity norms, considering their treatment by others and their reactions to this treatment.

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2015. , 49 p.
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Gender Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-118332OAI: diva2:912323
Available from: 2016-03-16 Created: 2016-03-16 Last updated: 2016-06-08Bibliographically approved

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