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Live and Let Love: En kritisk studie av svensk homonationalism i en politisk manifestation i samband med de olympiska spelen i Sotji 2014
Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The aim of this thesis is to examine how the construction of the swedish national self-image can be interpreted in relation to the protests against the russian anti-gay laws, leading up to the olympic games in Sotji 2014. I form a basis for my analysis in Jasbir K. Puars conceptual frame of homonationalism and examine the swedish political action Live and Let Love that took place at Stockholms Stadion in the fall of 2013. The analysis shows how the inclusion of a homonormative homosexuality becomes an important factor for the construction of Sweden as an open and tolerant nation in contrast to Russia as a non tolerant nation. This construction of "us" and the "Other" manifests through a discourse of tolerance. The national sense of community is formed through interaction between national symbols and symbols of the LGBT community.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 37 p.
Keyword [en]
Homonationalism, tolerance, national self-image, national symbols, rainbow flag, LGBT
Keyword [sv]
Homonationalism, tolerans, nationell självbild, nationella symboler, regnbågsflagga, hbtq
National Category
Gender Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-30511OAI: diva2:943473
Subject / course
Gender Studies
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2016-06-28 Created: 2016-06-27 Last updated: 2016-06-28Bibliographically approved

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