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  • 1.
    Adeniji, Anna
    Södertörns högskola ; Linköpings universitet.
    Därför gifter sig feminister2009In: Arena, ISSN 1652-0556, no 5, p. 40-43Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [sv]

    Äktenskapet står starkt som juridiskt skydd i Sverige, samtidigt som man fokuserar på jämställdhet och allas lika värde. Kungahuset ordnar bröllop med jämlik aura. Har kritiken av äktenskapet glömts bort?

  • 2.
    Adeniji, Anna
    Linköpings universitet, Tema Genus.
    Inte den typ som gifter sig?: Feministiska samtal om äktenskapsmotstånd2008Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Den här avhandlingen undersöker frågan om äktenskapsmotstånd i dagens svenska samhälle, media och kultur. Boken belyser olika sätt att uttrycka äktenskapsmotstånd och vad det betyder att formulera feministisk kritik av normerande familjevärderingar.

    Undersökningen baseras på etnografi och kritisk kulturanalys och granskar synen på äktenskap, relationer och familj som ett kulturellt imaginärt fält. Det empiriska materialet består av intervjuer med kvinnor som inte har velat gifta sig, liksom ett brett material från tv, webbsidor, dagstidningar, skvallerpress och bloggar.

    I avhandlingen genomförs och presenteras en feministisk metodologisk process, grundat i akademiskt kreativt och självreflexivt skrivande. Detta innebär att skrivprocessen, textformatet, liksom minnesarbete, olika intervjutekniker och andra kreativa analytiska praktiker är en del av det metodologiska ramverket.

    De teoretiska perspektiven som ligger till grund för denna studie består av flera feministiska strömningar: radikalfeminism, queerfeminism, liberealfeminism, anarkafeminism och ett socialt rättviseperspektiv. De belyser, på olika sätt, intersektioner mellan äktenskap, genus, sexualitet, nationalitet, klass och makt. En gemensam utgångspunkt är att identitetskategorier, möjligheter att agera liksom vår plats i världen är konstruerade av maktrelationer och normativa föreställningar om genus. Dessa perspektiv tillhandahåller analytiska verktyg för att diskutera och dekonstruera kulturella föreställningar om äktenskap och äktenskapsmotstånd.

  • 3.
    Adeniji, Anna
    Södertörns högskola, Genusvetenskap.
    "Jag har aldrig sett dig som svart": Anna Adeniji läser Sara Ahmed2010In: Tidskrift för Genusvetenskap, ISSN 1654-5443, E-ISSN 2001-1377, no 1/2, p. 83-87Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 4.
    Adeniji, Anna
    Södertörns högskola, Genusvetenskap.
    [Recension av] Tove Ingebjørg Fjell: Å si til meningen med livet? En kulturvitenskapelig analyse av barnfrihet2010In: Tidsskrift for kjønnsforskning, ISSN 0809-6341, E-ISSN 1891-1781, no 1, p. 175-179Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 5.
    Adeniji, Anna
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Studies.
    Royal Love: Gender, Power, and National Identity in the Swedish Crown Princess Wedding2014In: Love: A Question for Feminism in the Twenty-First Century / [ed] Anna G. Jónasdóttir and Ann Ferguson, New York and London: Routledge, 2014, p. 48-62Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 6.
    Adeniji, Anna
    Södertörns högskola, Genusvetenskap.
    The royal wedding as true love story.: Emotional politics intersecting culture, nationalism, modernity and heteronormality2010In: GEXcel work in progress report. Vol. 8: Proceedings from GEXcel theme 10 : Love in our time - a question for feminism : spring 2010 / [ed] Sofia Strid, Anna G. Jónasdóttir, Linköping: Institute of Thematic Gender Studies, Department of Gender Studies, Linköping University , 2010, p. 85-92Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 7.
    Ahl, Helene
    et al.
    Jönköping University.
    Berglund, Karin
    Stockholm University.
    Pettersson, Katarina
    Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.
    Tillmar, Malin
    Linköping University.
    Is institutional support for women’s entrepreneurship feminist?2014In: Gender, Work & Organization: Abstracts 1-376, John Wiley & Sons, 2014, p. 142-142Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Feminism in Sweden as well as in the other Scandinavian countries was largely formulated as state feminism. The women's movement has cooperated with feminists in the state, resulting in societies that count as the most gender equal in the world. The Scandinavian countries are consistently ranked in the top position on international gender equality indices. The state has provided a large publicly financed welfare sector that both employs many women, and makes it possible to combine work and family through family friendly policies. The last decade has seen a politica l change influenced by neoliberal thought, in which politicians hand over welfare state responsibilities to the market, and instead encourage entrepreneurship, not least among women. The Swedish government has since 20 years back programs and policies to promote women's entrepreneurship. The Swedish state has during the same period shrunk the pub lic sector and privatized many operations in services and care, which traditionally employ many women. Instead, women are encouraged to start businesses in former public sectors. Empirica l studies suggest however, that all of the increase of women 's entrepreneurs hip in these sectors is within low-paid, micro service businesses, typically child minding.

    Traditional state feminism has also changed character. Instead of public regulations, market solutions are advocated. In this paper we ask how to theorize this change from a feminist theory perspective; we ask what the implications for feminist action are, and we ask what consequences for women's position in society are. We use research literature and policy texts as our empirical material and conduct a critical literature analysis. We conclude that the entrepreneurship discourse challenges, and possibly weakens state feminism and feminist action as we have known it in the Scandinavian countries, but may also offer new forms of feminist resistance, on market terms.

  • 8.
    Ahl, Helene
    et al.
    Jönköping University.
    Tillmar, Malin
    Linköping University.
    Swedish welfare state retrenchment and the call for women’s entrepreneurship to fill the void2015In: The 4th European Conference on Politics and Gender 2015 June 11-13 Uppsala, Sweden, 2015, p. 1-19Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The last two decades have seen major welfare state retrenchment in Sweden. The public sector, which used to be a large and stable employer for women, was downsized. Public schools and public health and care services were privatized. Customer choice models were introduced. The rhetoric connected to privatization stressed the unique opportunities for women formerly employed by the state to start their own businesses in this sector, now open for competition and private initiatives. In this paper we ask what the results were. We discuss the results from a feminist perspective, i.e we ask if privatization and business ownership has improved women’s situation on the labor market, or not. The paper draws together the research findings from our own empirical research (about fifteen different studies) as well as from research done by other Nordic scholars in the field.

  • 9.
    Ahmed, Ali
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Business, Economics and Design, Linnaeus School of Business and Economics.
    Andersson, Lina (current name Aldén, Lina)
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Business, Economics and Design, Linnaeus School of Business and Economics.
    Hammarstedt, Mats
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Business, Economics and Design, Linnaeus School of Business and Economics.
    Perceptions of gay, lesbian, and heterosexual domestic violence among undergraduates in Sweden2012Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper presents an experimental study of perceptions about gay, lesbian, and heterosexual domestic violence in Sweden. More than 1,000 participants were asked to read one out of eight possible fictitious scenarios of domestic violence in married couple relationships and subsequently respond to a questionnaire. Sexual orientation, victims’ and batterers’ gender, and severity of the violence varied across the different scenarios. The clearest result of this study was that participants perceived domestic violence to be significantly more serious when a man battered his wife than in any other case (i.e., when a woman battered her husband, when a gay man battered his husband, or when a lesbian woman battered her wife). In all types of relationships, participants matched their perceptions of domestic violence to the level of severity of the violence and participants with more negative attitudes toward women perceived domestic violence as less serious. Female participants were more concerned about lesbian domestic violence than male participants. Attitudes toward gays and lesbians mattered little for the perceptions of domestic violence.

  • 10. Ahmed, Ali
    et al.
    Andersson, Lina (current name Aldén, Lina)
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Economics and Statistics.
    Hammarstedt, Mats
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Economics and Statistics.
    Sexual orientation and full-time monthly earnings, by public and private sector: Evidence from Swedish register data2013In: Review of Economics of the Household, ISSN 1569-5239, E-ISSN 1573-7152, Vol. 11, no 1, p. 83-108Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In this paper we explore annual earnings as well as full-time monthlyearnings differentials resulting from sexual orientation. We observe that gay malesare at an earnings disadvantage compared to male heterosexuals regardless of whichearnings measure we use. This earnings disadvantage is found to be larger when wecompare gay and heterosexual males who are working full-time. In addition, thedisadvantage is larger in the private than in the public sector. Lesbians, however,earn more than heterosexual females. This earnings advantage is considerablysmaller when we study full-time monthly rather than annual earnings but an earningsadvantage for lesbians at the top of the earnings distribution is documentedregardless of which earnings measure we use. In addition, lesbians are doing betterthan female heterosexuals in the public sector. To sum up, the results indicate thatgay males face obstacles on the labor market that hinder them from reaching toplevelpositions and high earnings. The earnings advantage observed for lesbians islikely to stem from the fact that lesbians devote more time to market work thanheterosexual females.

  • 11.
    Albinsson, Gunilla
    et al.
    Blekinge Institute of Technology.
    Arnesson, Kerstin
    Blekinge Institute of Technology.
    Sustainable gender equality within the Swedish healthcare2013In: FALF-konferens - Arbetslivets föränderlighet, 2013, p. 3-Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of the presentation is to discuss whether or not a methodological approach can promote a process of making visible gender equality within the health and medical care.

    Although Sweden has come a long way in making sure that women and men are treated equally in the workplace there are few countries with so obvious gender based occupational segregation. Within Swedish health- and medical care for example 81 per cent of the employees are women. The majority of these work in a hierarchical structure where the lower and intermediate levels primarily are comprised of women. With this point of departure we have studied the construction of gender equality in every day meetings between women and men working in health- and medical care.

    Aim

    The overarching purpose of the study was to describe and problematize the perspective of gender equality within the health- and medical care. Two main questions were posed:

    • How is the aspect of gender equality expressed in work related meetings between women and men working in health care?
    • Which opportunities and hindrances exist for creating sustainable gender equality within the health- and medical care?

    Method

    The empirical material comprised 23 women and men studying health care or public health at Blekinge Institute of Technology. The informants were also working as professional nurses. The study was carried through in two steps. Firstly four introductory lectures were conducted. Two of them were about qualitative methods with a particular emphasis on focus groups as an interview technique. The other two focused on current gender equality research. The informants also deepened their knowledge by reading articles about gender equality. In the second step qualitative interviews in focus groups were conducted. Before these occasions the interviewees had prepared themselves by reading a research report which made it possible to relate the text to personal experiences from working life.

    Result

    The empirical material showed that the knowledge about gender equality differed within the studied group. Most informants considered the problem area of vital importance and stressed the necessity of continual discussions in the workplace. However some of the interviewed had never thought of the issue as they regarded gender equality being a question without any interest. All our informants were aware of the plan of action for equality which is required at the workplace but only few of them had read it or worked actively with the implementation. When the interviewees reflected upon the hierarchical structure in their workplaces a common view was that an obvious difference between women’s and men’s opportunities to influence and exercise domination could be seen.

  • 12.
    Andersson, Malin
    et al.
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Education.
    Magnusson, Martina
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Education.
    Gulliga gossar och fräcka flickor, eller?: Sweet boys and shamless girls, or?2007Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Sammanfattning

    I denna studie har vi undersökt hur barnen bemöts av pedagogerna i den fria leken på förskolan ur ett jämställt perspektiv. Vi har valt att fokusera på pedagogernas agerande gentemot barnen ur ett genusperspektiv, detta därför att det är ett aktuellt ämne som ofta debatteras i media och vi har ett stort intresse av ämnet. Könsroller är något som vi alla tidigt i livet ”tar på oss”. Barnen i vår omgivning blir påverkade av oss vuxna som finns i deras närhet.

    Den metod vi använt oss av i studien har varit av kvalitativ sort. Vi har använt oss av intervjuer med pedagoger samt observationer av barn, där vi har koncentrerat oss på hur pedagogen bemöter barnen olika om de är flickor eller pojkar.

    I arbetet har vi bland annat kommit fram till att när det kommer till hur pedagogerna bemöter barnen i den fria leken, måste de bli mer medvetna om att deras bemötande av barnens kön påverkar hur jämställt ett samhälle blir i framtiden. Undersökningen har också visat att pedagogerna gärna vill tro att de redan arbetar jämställt och inte gör någon större skillnad mellan barnen, utan att de i första hand ser till individen. Vilket inte alltid har visat sig stämma med verkligheten.

  • 13.
    Andreasson, Jesper
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sport Science.
    Reconceptualising the Gender of Fitness Doping: Performing and Negotiating Masculinity through Drug-Use Practices2015In: Social Sciences, ISSN 2076-0760, E-ISSN 2076-0760, Vol. 4, p. 546-562Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article analyses self-portrayals and gender constructions among Swedish male bodybuilders who are engaged in fitness doping. The empirical material comes from a larger ethnographic investigation into gym culture. The results show that there is a strong propensity to conform with particular gender fantasies that rests heavily on a binary understanding of gendered, doped bodies. However, this storyline does not apprehend the entire self-presentation of the analysed drug users. Negotiations and inclusive subversions of traditional gender norms are also expressed. For example, the narratives show how the use of performance-enhancing substances makes it possible for (heterosexual) men to approach, touch and express feelings of desire towards other men and their bodies. As such, this practice can be viewed as a contestation of hegemonic gender values, in which masculinity and fitness doping are detached from a quite heterosexist understanding, and turned into a symbolic world of homoerotic pleasure.

  • 14.
    Andreasson, Jesper
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sport Science.
    Johansson, Thomas
    University of Gothenburg.
    Becoming a half-time parent: Fatherhood after divorce2016In: Journal of Family Studies, ISSN 1322-9400, E-ISSN 1839-3543Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Men have increasingly been dedicating time and effort to childcare. Consequently, the idea of the ‘new’ emotionally involved father has been discussed in the literature. This article focuses on narratives of divorced Swedish fathers with joint physical custody of their children. This arrangement, a new model of post-divorce parenting, has become increasingly popular in several Nordic countries. The article aims to analyse the experiences attached to and emanating from this particular form of post-divorce agreement, and how it is understood in relation to the Swedish childcare system. The fathers interviewed had a strong ambition to share things equally, as well as to carry on family practices in gender-equal ways. This desire was, however, balanced with a number of obstacles, such as work requirements, living conditions and conceptions of gender differences. In this way, the fathers’ subjective aspirations and strivings were filtered through structural and cultural conditions in society, with clear connections to Swedish family and gender politics.

  • 15.
    Andreasson, Jesper
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sport Science.
    Johansson, Thomas
    University of Gothenburg.
    Doped Manhood: Negotiating Fitness Doping and Masculinity in an Online Community2017In: Marginalized Masculinities: Contexts, Continuities and Change / [ed] Chris Haywood & Thomas Johansson, New York and London: Routledge, 2017Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 16.
    Andreasson, Jesper
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sport Science.
    Johansson, Thomas
    University of Gothenburg.
    Female Fitness in the Blogosphere: Gender, Health, and the Body2013In: SAGE Open, ISSN 2158-2440, E-ISSN 2158-2440, Vol. 3, no July-September, p. 1-10Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article analyzes self-portrayals and gender constructions among female personal trainers within an Internet-mediated framework of fitness culture. The empirical material comes from a close examination of three strategically selected blogs. The result shows that some of the blogs clearly build upon what Connell calls emphasized femininity, as a means of legitimizing and constructing appropriate female fitness. In addition, there are also tendencies of sexualization in text and imagery present. As such, these self-representations are framed within a cultural history of body fitness dominated by stereotypical ways of perceiving masculinity and femininity. However, this does not capture the entire presentation of the self among the analyzed fitness bloggers. The blogs also point in the direction of ongoing negotiations and subversions of traditional gender norms. Among other things, they show how irony and humor are used as a means of questioning normative gender constructions while empowering female fitness and bodyliness.

  • 17.
    Andreasson, Jesper
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sport Science.
    Johansson, Thomas
    Fitnessrevolutionen: Kropp, hälsa och gymkulturens globalisering2015Book (Other academic)
  • 18.
    Andreasson, Jesper
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sport Science.
    Johansson, Thomas
    University of Gothenburg.
    Gender, Fitness Doping and the Genetic Max: The Ambivalent Construction of Muscular Masculinities in an Online Community2016In: Social Sciences, ISSN 2076-0760, E-ISSN 2076-0760, Vol. 5, no 1, p. 1-13, article id 11Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article is based on written accounts posted on an online forum called Flashback.The purpose of the study was to explore how participants in this community negotiated themeanings of fitness doping and how such negotiations could be understood in terms of masculinity.The findings indicate that the Internet community studied in this article can be read as an example ofa transformational process in which ordinary rules are questioned and partly put out of play. In theworld of the bodybuilder, the marginal masculinity is, in certain senses, dominant. On the one hand,achieving a muscular and well-trained body is regarded as a core aspect of manhood within thecommunity. Marginal masculinity is thus momentarily transformed into dominant and hegemonicmasculinity. On the other hand, however, the findings also indicate that a drug-using, muscularmasculinity is constructed in negotiation with other central masculine ideals, such as the employableman and the responsible father. Found within the community is a complex and dynamic interplaybetween intersecting discourses of manhood.

  • 19.
    Andreasson, Jesper
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sport Science.
    Johansson, Thomas
    University of Gothenburg.
    Global narratives of fatherhood: Fathering and masculinity on the Internet2016In: International Review of Sociology, ISSN 0390-6701, E-ISSN 1469-9273, Vol. 26, no 3, p. 482-496Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    There is currently an increasing amount of research on online fatherhood. In this article, we have used international blogs as our empirical data, in order to investigate and create an in-depth picture of fatherhood as it is expressed in various men’s stories about their everyday lives. Three distinct conceptions of fatherhood and masculinity emerge. The first of these positions could be described as a nostalgic position in relation to hegemonic masculinity. The second position is referred to here as complicity. This position indicates a changing landscape of fatherhood and family politics, moving towards gender-equal conditions. Thirdly, we have an inclusive position that reflects a gender-neutral position, and are understood less in terms of masculinity, heteronormativity and gender-divided responsibilities.

  • 20.
    Andreasson, Jesper
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sport Science.
    Johansson, Thomas
    University of Gothenburg.
    It All Starts Now!: Gay Men and Fatherhood in Sweden2017In: Journal of GLBT Family Studies, ISSN 1550-428X, E-ISSN 1550-4298, Vol. 13, no 5, p. 478-497Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article investigates how Swedish gay men pursue and understand fatherhood, using a qualitative, semi-structured methodological approach. We are interested in how practical issues and different fatherhood arrangements are understood and handled by the fathers; how the construction of “rainbow families” is understood in relation to legal issues; parental responsibilities; and thoughts regarding gender-equal and gender-neutral relationships within Swedish society and culture. The results show that the trajectory of gay men toward fatherhood is shaped by a variety of mediating factors such as interactions with agencies, clinics, attorneys, and the state. There are some significant legal, social, financial, and cultural obstacles to realizing gay parenthood. There are also cases where study participants talked about a sense of intolerance expressed toward gay parents within a gay community. Although there are still strong normative dimensions involved in the construction of modern parenthood, the grip of heteronormative views on family life and sexuality is changing; the narratives presented also represent a questioning of the hegemonic image of fatherhood in Sweden. Consequently, it is possible to discern different attempts at transgressing and changing the cultural landscape of fatherhood and the ways people build families today.

  • 21.
    Andreasson, Jesper
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sport Science.
    Johansson, Thomas
    University of Gothenburg.
    The Global Gym: Gender, Health and Pedagogies2014Book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Both by participating in the everyday life of fitness professionals, gym-goers and bodybuilders, and by analyzing fitness blogs and other sources, The Global Gym explores fitness centres as sites of learning. The authors examine the kind of learning processes that take place within the gym and the wider fitness industry, and investigate how knowledge is acquired, negotiated and embodied by different agents operating within this context. Beyond this, the book also addresses the construction of gender within fitness culture. Many images of the body beautiful and perfect body ideals are manufactured and sold on a global commercial market. Jesper Andreasson and Thomas Johansson illustrate various extant modes of learning by asking how physical, psychological and cultural knowledge about health and the body is incorporated into people's (gender) identity in a local, national and global gym and fitness context.

  • 22.
    Andreasson, Jesper
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sport Science.
    Johansson, Thomas
    Göteborgs universitet.
    The Health Guru: Masculinity and Fitness Coaching in the Blogosphere2013In: Journal of Men's Studies, ISSN 1060-8265, E-ISSN 1933-0251, Vol. 21, no 3, p. 277-290Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Through a close study of blogs, where male fitness experts share their expertise, this article analyses how masculinity are framed within the Internet-mediated context of the fitness culture. This is done against the background of Connell's theory of masculinity, and recent critiques of the concept of hegemony. Through an in-depth analysis of three blogs, we get a complex and contradictory image of the different forms of masculinity portrayed in these blogs and in fitness culture at large. The texts and imagery on the blogs clearly exceeds the criteria/limits of traits and norms traditionally considered male or female. In doing so, the may contribute to an increased acceptance for, for example, gay identities and other submissive masculinities.

  • 23.
    Andreasson, Jesper
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sport Science.
    Johansson, Thomas
    University of Gothenburg.
    The new fitness geography: the globalisation of Japanese gym and fitness culture2017In: Leisure Studies, ISSN 0261-4367, E-ISSN 1466-4496, Vol. 36, no 3, p. 383-394Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Using a minor case study of the local fitness culture scene in Tokyo, Japan, this exploratory and qualitative article aims to discuss and analyse the consequences of globalisation of fitness culture. The article focuses particularly on how fitness culture is negotiated in Japanese society – at a national, local and subjective level, and in relation to attempts to uniformly rationalise and standardise gym and fitness culture. The results indicate that the fitness geography is changing, and through the establishment of a globalised fitness culture, Japanese youth are following in the footsteps of many other countries. However, this does not mean that we are witnessing a homogenisation process, or a completely McDonaldised version of fitness culture in Japan. Instead, this cultural phenomenon is shaped and formed in particular ways, pointing towards certain strong national sentiments concerning body ideals, views on gender and exercise and relaxation. For example, the cuteness ideal has a strong influence on the way young women talk about and perceive body ideals and corporeal performances in Japan.

  • 24.
    Averin, Moa
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Studies.
    ”Duktig tjej” vs. ”dålig tjej”: Tjejer i relation till sex i ungdomslitteratur2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this paper is to analyze how sex effects young girls sense of identity as well as to see which norms there is about sex in relation to girls, which power it has over how they are able to act and still be accepted by their peers and the society. The material that was used consisted of four books that are marketed as ”for young adults” and in which sex was a major component of the stories. The method that was used for studying the books was a qualitative text analysis and the theoretic framework consisted of queer theory, with a main focus on the unstability of gender/sex and sexuality, performativity, the heterosexual matrix and heteronormativity.

    The analysis showed that all books compared the girls to traditional norms about how girls are ”supposed” to act. All while they contradict themselves by showing sides of female sexuality which go against the former understanding of girls and girls sexuality. The female sexuality plays a big part in how girls are understood, how their identity is created. At the same time as sex allows them to create their identity it also creates them and controls them. Beacuse as soon as they don’t conform to the norms they are understood as ”odd” and ”wrong”.

  • 25.
    Backman, Stina
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet.
    Samuelsson, Elisabeth
    Linköpings universitet.
    Engstrand, Åsa-Karin
    Linköpings universitet.
    Ljungemyr, Kristin
    Linköpings universitet.
    Swahnberg, Katarina
    Linköpings universitet.
    Gender equality, gender mainstreaming and equal opportunities – how to establish a sustainable model?2012In: Book of abstracts of the 7th European Conference on Gender Equality in Higher Education, Universitetet i Bergen, 2012, p. 9-9Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 26.
    Björklund, Jenny
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Humanities.
    Den heliga familjen: Heteronormativitet och kvinnlighet i Agnes von Krusenstjernas Fröknarna von Pahlen2009In: En bok om genus: Nyfikenhet, nytänkande och nytta, Växjö: Växjö University Press , 2009, p. 57-78Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 27.
    Björklund, Jenny
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Humanities.
    Lovesick: Lesbianism in Vigdís Grímsdóttir’s Z—A Love Story2009In: Normality/Normativity, Uppsala: Centrum för genusvetenskap , 2009, p. 37-57Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 28.
    Björklund, Jenny
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Humanities.
    Rita Paqvalén, Kampen om Eros. Om kön och kärlek i Pahlensviten2008In: Scandinavica - International Journal of Scandinavian Studies, ISSN 0036-5653, Vol. 47, no 2, p. 193-196Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 29.
    Boström Cars, Maria
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Kalmar Maritime Academy.
    Österman, Cecilia
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Kalmar Maritime Academy.
    Mind the gap! Maritime education for gender-equal career advancement2014In: Maritime Women: Global Leadership 2nd International Conference, Malmö, March 31 - April 1, 2014 / [ed] Maria Carolina Romero & Momoko Kitada, Malmö, 2014Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Seafaring as an occupation and the maritime community as a whole is still a male-dominated industry. In order to encourage more women to engage in a career at sea, a number of campaigns have been launched by various stakeholders. Since gender gaps in education generally are larger in the developing world while steadily closing in the developed countries, it is both understandable and appropriate that efforts largely have been directed towards enabling women in developing countries to engage in professional education and training, may it be maritime or other. However, is opening the door and encouraging women to participate in maritime training sufficient to keep and encourage women to embark on a maritime career?

    In this paper, we set out to examine how gender equality is addressed in the curricula of maritime education. A document analysis was performed, examining official study plans and curricula from in all eight maritime universities in Finland, Norway, Sweden and the Philippines, all ranked in the top five in the Global gender Gap Index. The results show that gender issues are not explicitly mentioned or addressed in these documents, indicating a lack of clear strategies for these matters. Educational institutions are important bearers of societal norms and values. Without effective gender inclusive strategies and pedagogical and didactic approaches, there is a risk of reproducing inequality instead of producing equality. Increasing numbers of female students will not alone close the gender gap in the maritime industry. Gender issues must be well defined, operationalized and included in educational policy and curricula making at individual, structural as well as symbolical level.

  • 30.
    Brännström, Leila
    et al.
    Lund university.
    Tornhill, Sofie
    Stockholm university.
    Wendy Brown2015In: Samtida politisk teori / [ed] Stefan Jonsson, Stockholm: Tankekraft , 2015, p. 85-104Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 31.
    Byrman, Gunilla
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Swedish Language.
    Ericsson, Stina
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Swedish Language.
    Slidkransar, ickebinära genus och radikalhögerns jämställdhetsdiskurser: Rapport från den nionde nordiska konferensen om språk och kön2017In: HumaNetten, E-ISSN 1403-2279, no 38, p. 5-6Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 32.
    Byrman, Gunilla
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Swedish Language.
    Skoglund, Astrid
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Swedish Language.
    Äldre kvinnor och män i två dagstidningar: En genuskritisk komparativ studie2017In: HumaNetten, E-ISSN 1403-2279, no 38, p. 65-81Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [sv]

    I artikeln undersöks hur kvinnor och män över 70 år språkligt och innehållsligt representeras i artiklar från två sydsvenska dagstidningar – en regional och en lokal. Vi vill besvara följande frågor: Hur ser representationen av äldre personer ut kopplat till genus samt etnisk och social bakgrund? Vilka teman dominerar i de texter där äldre personer är huvudpersoner, och hur framställs genus i relation till dessa teman? Vilka generella skillnader finns det mellan hur kvinnor respektive män framställs i dagstidningarnas lokala rapportering? Alla artiklarna i mate­rialet är rikt bildsatta. Resultaten visar att kvinnor och personer över 80 år är överrepresenterade i materialet. Den äldrediskurs som dominerar i materialet representerar äldre personer som framåtblickan­de och aktiva i sam­man­hang som tidigare inte har förknippats med personer i hög ålder. Återkommande är berättelser om äldre som gjort en omstart sent i livet, exempelvis genom att börja träna på gym eller genom att inleda en ny kärleksrelation. En annan trend är att i artiklar som skrivs om män som är i en relation eller gifta övergår texten också till att handla om männens partner. Således kan vi konstatera att kvinnor inte är underrepresenterade i detta material på det sätt som rapporterats från andra studier. Många olika teman framträder i artiklar med äldre som förebilder i skrift och bild, men till de dominerande temana hör yrkesliv och hantverkstraditioner, historiska händelser och jultraditioner och sport samt kultur- och föreningsliv. I dessa teman berörs både kvinnor och män, men kvinnor är överrepresenterade som talespersoner för lokala eve­ne­mang som till exempel marknader och föreningsträffar. Vi ser dock en tendens till stereotypa genuskonstruktioner genom att mäns sociala status oftare än kvinnors markeras explicit genom yrkesepitet och andra socialt positionerande epi­tet, som till exempel ”vd” och ”ordförande”. I materialet förekommer också beskrivningar av äldre kvinnors ut­seen­de och klädsel, medan inga motsvarande beskrivningar förekommer i texterna om äldre män. I representationen av äldre män betonas i stället männens plikttrogenhet och arbetsamhet. På så sätt uppvisar studien likheter med tidigare forskning om hur kvinnor och män framställs i medierna. Oberoende av ålder förefaller kön vara avgörande för hur journalister väljer att karakterisera den intervjuade. Det görs nämligen fortfarande i häpnadsväckande traditionella genuskategorier. Sammantaget visar studien att modifierat med ett intersektionellt perspektiv erhålls en mer nyanserad bild av äldre kvinnor och män, där kvinnorna får mer spaltutrymme än mannen, även om ett traditionellt synsätt på hur män och kvinnor karakteriseras i de studerade dagstidningarna.

  • 33. Collin, Sven-Olof
    et al.
    Jonnergård, Karin
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Management and Economics. Ekonomistyrning.
    Qvick, Pernilla
    Silfverberg, Betina
    Zabit, Sevida
    Gendered Career Rein: A Gender Analysis of the Certificaion Process of Auditors in Sweden2007In: International Journal of Auditing, ISSN 1090-6738, Vol. 11, no 1, p. 17-40Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    It has been claimed that the accounting and auditing business is a gendered industry. Even though as many women as men enter the business, high positions such as partnerships still largely appear to be a privilege for men. Earlier research has indicated that this selection process starts early on the career ladder. In this article we investigate the gendered character of the early phase of qualification to become a certified auditor. Using a gender perspective and social capital conceptions we offer a set of hypotheses that predict certification time, with special emphasis on the gendered character of the factors. We test the hypotheses on the population of newly certified auditors in Sweden. The results indicate that there are differences between the sexes, but that the factors even out, implying no important difference in certification time. We conclude that auditors of both sexes are subject to gendering processes that influence their certification time before they enter the auditing firm, mainly through family and school attendance variables, and they continue to experience gendered processes within the firm. Thus, we need to acknowledge not only the 'glass ceiling' within organizations, but also the gendered 'career rein' on individuals.

  • 34.
    Domínguez R., Edmé
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Social Sciences.
    Women Organizing against Free Trade in Latin America2008In: Mujeres en el Mundo: Migracion, género, trabajo, historia, arte y política / [ed] Yamile Delagado de Smith and Maria Cristina Gonzàlez, Carabobo, Venezuela: Universidad de Carabobo , 2008, p. 229-244Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The point of departure of this essay is that  global restructuring, free trade and integration processes have not been sufficiently linked to women and feminist struggles and yet women are a very important part of the mass mobilizations that civil society has organized to protest big capital globalization from Seattle to Cancún. Moreover those studies that have focused on social organizing around free trade issues lack the different women actors perspective that can only be obtained through field work. This paper’s aim is to try to contribute to start filling  this gap. Accordingly, the goal is to analyze  how a gender perspective is being built/integrated into the anti-free trade discourses and movements  and if this perspective is  capable of mobilizing and impacting at three levels: the grassroots of the mobilization opposing free trade, the women’s movement in Latin America and finally the targeted  international/national structures.

    In particular, the following questions are addressed: which are the conditions that activate  feminist groups’ resistance to global restructuring and free trade?, how is a gender perspective being integrated in free trade discussions and in relation to other  more ‘traditional’ themes among women and feminist coalitions in Latin America and what kind of strategies and coordination efforts  are these groups developing? This is part of a major project dealing with women as transnational actors in the case of NAFTA

  • 35.
    Ebeling, Smilla
    et al.
    Carl von Ossietzky Univ Oldenburg, Germany.
    Cremer, Katharina Emilia
    Wagner, Anthony
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Design.
    Science Policy at the Frontier of heteronormative Bi-sexualism2016In: Zeitschrift für Sexualforschung, ISSN 0932-8114, E-ISSN 1438-9460, Vol. 29, no 1, p. 42-47Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 36.
    Eideberg, Jannike
    et al.
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Education.
    Holmquist, Emma
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Education.
    Pojkar kräver mer?: En studie om bemötande i skolan2006Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Syftet med detta examensarbete var att ta reda på om lärare bemöter sina elever olika beroende på könstillhörighet. För att studera detta använde vi oss av kvalitativa metoder; observationer och intervjuer. Vi observerade och intervjuade två kvinnliga lärare på mellanstadiet. I studien kom vi fram till att det i vissa aspekter finns en skillnad gällande bemötande. Även i den teoretiska utgångspunkten nämns dessa skillnader. Våra tankar är att skillnaderna finns på grund av att vi människor är insocialiserade i dessa mönster. Förslag till fortsatt forskning är exempelvis: Finns det skillnader mellan manliga och kvinnliga lärares bemötande av elever?

  • 37. Elg, Ulf
    et al.
    Jonnergård, Karin
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Management and Economics. Ekonomistyrning.
    The Inclusion of Female PhD Students in Academia: A Case Study of a Swedish University Department2003In: Gender, Work and Organization, ISSN 09686673, Vol. 10, no 2, p. 154-174Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The article introduces a framework for understanding women's entry into the academic world and how it interacts with internal departmental structures and practices. It presents three specific strategies applied by a group of women to gain a doctorate and acceptance in their department. Few previous studies have stressed women's strategies to cope with the organizational setting in academia. The article draws on previous research on women in academia and how organizational characteristics influence women's careers. It is based on a case study of a Swedish university department. Sweden is often recognized for creating favourable working conditions for women. Yet the Swedish academic world is very male-dominated at the top and even the medium level. It is also more common than in many other Western countries that academics stay on at the department where they graduated. Therefore, a PhD is often a first step in a career within that department.

  • 38.
    Eliassi, Barzoo
    Lund University, Sweden.
    Political Terrains of Writing Belonging, Memory and Homeland2012In: Emergent Writing Methodologies in Feminist Studies / [ed] Mona Livholts, New York: Routledge, 2012, p. 83-97Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Contemporary challenges for seeking new knowledge in feminist studies are intimately intertwined with methodological renewal that promotes justice and equality in changing global contexts. Written by some of the leading scholars in their fields, this edited collection focuses on the emergence of writing methodologies in feminist studies and their implications for the study of power and change.

    The book explores some of the central politics, ideas, and dimensions of power that shape and condition knowledge, at the same time as it elaborates critical, embodied, reflective and situated writing practices. By bringing together a variety of multi/transdisciplinary contributions in a single collection, the anthology offers a timely and intellectually stimulating contribution that deals with how new forms of writing research can contribute to promote fruitful analysis of inequality and power relations related to gender, racialisation, ethnicity, class and heteronormativity and their intersections. It also includes the complex relationship between author, text and audiences.

    The intended audience is postgraduates, researchers and academics within feminist and intersectionality studies across disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. The book is excellent as literature in feminist studies courses and helpful guidance for teaching writing sessions and workshops.

  • 39.
    Emilson, Anette
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education.
    Johansson, Eva
    Universitetet i Stavanger, Norway.
    Participation and gender in circle-time situations in pre-school2013In: International Journal of Early Years Education, ISSN 0966-9760, E-ISSN 1469-8463, Vol. 21, no 1, p. 56-69Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This study sought to investigate participatory values in relation to gender, asexpressed in interactions between teachers and children in circle-time situations inSwedish and Norwegian preschools. This paper reports evidence from threeresearch questions: How is children’s participation conditioned in circle-timesituations? How are participatory values communicated to girls and boys? andWhat gender-related patterns emerge in teacherchild interactions in circletimesituations? The study is informed by Habermas’ concepts of strategic andcommunicative actions, as well as Davies’ idea of duality, the bi-polarity, betweenfemininity and masculinity. Data consist of video observations of teacher andchild interactions during circle time. The results show that children’s participationis conditional on children’s own willingness to participate, and on teachers’willingness to involve the children in a communicative action. Data reveal that thegirls are more likely to take the initiative than boys and appear more comfortable insuch an active position. It was also noted that there is a tendency for practitioners tointerpret and value male and female traits as oppositional behaviours.

  • 40.
    Emma, Persson
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
    Könskvotering inom politiken: eftersträvansvärt eller inte?2015Student paper other, 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Today equal representation between the genders in parliament is something to be desired. One way to reach the goal of equal representation is by using quotas. The purpose of the study is to research the lack of equality in elected institutions by using a perspective on qoutas.  The study also seeks to find answers to if using quotas is a good method according to gender studies. A text analysis is being used to find reasonable solutions to the study´s presented complivations.  By analyzing different texts about quotas some of the more common arguments in the discussion about using quotas in parliaments were highlighted. Some of the more frequent arguments to implement quotas are that it would be more just but also that women and men may have different interests, experiences and therefore equal representation would be a question of resources. Another argument is that a parliament can only be seen as legitimate if it is equaled represented.  Opponents to political quotas often argue that it would be unfair to use quotas since the terms would be different for women and men.  Other frequently used arguments revolve around quotas being undemocratical. These arguments furthermore deem the competence of people to be of no importance and that no one wants to get the position through allocation by quotas. The study shows that according to gender studies, quotas are something to advocate. The reason is that today women have more barriers to representation in parliaments than men. When women and men are in different spheres the gender order can consist and therefore the structure of power will be the same. By using quotas to achieve equal representation the separation between the genders will also decrease and the structure can change. 

  • 41.
    Ericsson, Stina
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Swedish Language.
    Byrman, GunillaLinnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Swedish Language.
    Humanetten: Nummer 38, Våren 20172017Collection (editor) (Refereed)
  • 42.
    Eriksson, Moa
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Education, Psychology and Sport Science.
    Pojkar tar ordet!: Talutrymme i klassrummet ur ett genusperspektiv.2011Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 43.
    Fagerström, Lina
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education.
    Hamrin, Ingela
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education.
    "Kan flickor ha Spider-Man tröja?": En kvalitativ studie om bemötande av genus i förskolan. 2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Detta självständiga arbete har sin utgångspunkt i förskolans bemötande av flickor och pojkar ur ett genusperspektiv. Ändamålet med studien är att undersöka och synliggöra genusmedvetenhet i förskolepedagogers förhållningssätt. Ett grundläggande fokus i våra frågeställningar är att lyfta fram förskolepedagogers tankar och föreställningar kring normer och könsstereotyper samt hur dessa vävs in och tillämpas i deras profession. Den andra frågeställningen utgår från hur flickors och pojkars könsidentitet präglas och påverkas av könsföreställningar i förskolan utifrån förskolepedagogernas förhållningssätt. 

    Genom kvalitativa intervjuer med sex utbildade förskolepedagoger fick vi en översiktlig bild av hur detta ser i ut i olika förskolor i samma kommun. Resultatet redogör att förskolepedagogerna ser att barn är väl medvetna om genus- och könsrollerna som råder i samhället idag. Empirin visar även hur förskolepedagogerna förhåller sig till genus och hur de använder sig av sin genuskunskap i deras arbete i förskolans verksamhet. Deras genusarbete skildras i form av genusdiskussioner tillsammans med arbetslag och barn, återspeglingar om uppbyggnaden av den fysiska och sociala miljön samt reflektioner kring sig själva som påverkande faktorer i barnens livsvärld, självbild och utvecklande av könsidentiteter. 

  • 44.
    Forsgren, Peter
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Language and Literature.
    Kvinnan, mannen och den moderna utvecklingen: Modernitet och genus i Elin Wägners och Ludvig Nordströms författarskap2012In: Humanetten, ISSN 1403-2279, no 29, p. 20-27Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 45. Forss, Cecilia
    et al.
    Andreasson, Jesper
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sport Science.
    Att äga konversationen: Linnea Claeson om idrott, näthat och motmakt2017In: Idrottsforum.org/Nordic sport science forum, ISSN 1652-7224, no September 19Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 46.
    Fur, Gunlög
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Ensidigt om Amerikas födelse: Recension av Michael Azar, Amerikas födelse2015In: Feministiskt Perspektiv, ISSN 2002-1542Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 47.
    Ganetz, Hillevi
    et al.
    Uppsala University.
    Gavanas, Anna
    Huss, Hasse
    Stockholm University.
    Werner, Ann
    Södertörn University.
    Rundgång: Genus och populärmusik2009Book (Other academic)
  • 48.
    Garbarini, Francesca
    et al.
    Univ Turin, Italy.
    Riccardo, Boero
    Los Alamos Natl Lab, USA.
    Francesco, D'Agata
    Univ Turin, Italy.
    Bravo, Giangiacomo
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Studies.
    Cristina, Mosso
    Univ Turin, Italy.
    Franco, Cauda
    Univ Turin, Italy.
    Sergio, Duca
    Koelliker Hosp, CCS FMRI, Turin, Italy.
    Giuliano, Geminiani
    Univ Turin, Italy.
    Katiuscia, Sacco
    Univ Turin, Italy.
    Neural Correlates of Gender Differences in Reputation Building2014In: PLoS ONE, ISSN 1932-6203, E-ISSN 1932-6203, Vol. 9, no 9, p. e106285-Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Gender differences in cooperative choices and their neural correlates were investigated in a situation where reputation represented a crucial issue. Males and females were involved in an economic exchange (trust game) where economic and reputational payoffs had to be balanced in order to increase personal welfare. At the behavioral level, females showed a stronger reaction to negative reputation judgments that led to higher cooperation than males, measured by back transfers in the game. The neuroanatomical counterpart of this gender difference was found within the reward network (engaged in producing expectations of positive results) and reputation-related brain networks, such as the self-control network (engaged in strategically resisting the temptation to defect) and the mentalizing network (engaged in thinking about how one is viewed by others), in which the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC) and the medial (M)PFC respectively play a crucial role. Furthermore, both DLPFC and MPFC activity correlated with the amount of back transfer, as well as with the personality dimensions assessed with the Big-Five Questionnaire (BFQ-2). Males, according to their greater DLPFC recruitment and their higher level of the BFQ-2 subscale of Dominance, were more focused on implementing a profit-maximizing strategy, pursuing this target irrespectively of others' judgments. On the contrary, females, according to their greater MPFC activity and their lower level of Dominance, were more focused on the reputation per se and not on the strategic component of reputation building. These findings shed light on the sexual dimorphism related to cooperative behavior and its neural correlates.

  • 49.
    Gerdin, Göran
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sport Science.
    A ‘Culture of Everyone Doing It’ and ‘Playing Games’: Discourses of Pleasure in Boys’ Physical Education2016In: Asia-Pacific Journal of Health, Sport and Physical Education, ISSN 1837-7122, E-ISSN 1837-7130, Vol. 7, no 1, p. 55-75Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Gard (2008), Booth (2009) and Pringle (2010) argue that if critical PE scholars want to change the social influence associated with dominated discourses of gender, which have previously been subject to sustained critique, there is a need to examine the discourses of PE pleasure. By drawing on visual ethnographic data from an all-boys’ secondary school this paper employs Foucault’s (1985) discourse/power/pleasure combination to make meanings and understand the boys as gendered subjects. The findings from this study demonstrate how some boys derived pleasures from merely participating in PE whereas others seemed to relate their pleasures to instrumental/developmental goals based on discourses of fitness, health and sport. It is argued that PE teachers need to be aware that they not only enable students’ experiences of pleasures, but that they can also be influential in (re)producing gendered understandings about the pleasures (and displeasures) of learning in, through and about movement in PE.

  • 50.
    Gerdin, Göran
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sport Science.
    Boys, Bodies, and Physical Education: Problematizing Identity, Schooling, and Power Relations through a Pleasure Lens2017Book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Using visual ethnography, this book explores the many forms of pleasures that boys derive in and through the spaces and their bodies in physical education. Employing the works of Michel Foucault and Judith Butler, Gerdin examines how pleasure is connected to identity, schooling, and power relations, and demonstrates how discourses of sport, fitness, health and masculinity work together to produce a variety of pleasurable experiences. At the same time, the book provides a critique of such pleasurable experiences within physical education by illustrating how these pleasures can still, for some boys, quickly turn into displeasures and can be associated with exclusion, humiliation, bullying and homophobia.

    Boys, Bodies, and Physical Education argues that pleasure can both be seen as an educational and productive practice in physical education but also a constraint that both engenders and privileges some boys over others as well as (re)producing narrow and limited conceptions of masculinity and pleasures for all boys. This book works to problematize these pleasures and their articulations with gender, bodies, and spaces.

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