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In the name of the nation: Analyzing gender (in)equality (represented) in the SwedishArmed Forces
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå Centre for Gender Studies (UCGS).
2018 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This essay, ‘In the name of a nation’, uses Carol Bacchi’s What’s the Problem Represented tobe?-approach to investigate how gender equality is represented in official documents from theSwedish Armed Forces. By drawing on theories of gender and nation, I trace historical ideasand symbols connected to the defence of the nation and relate them to the problemrepresentations. The study shows that the main problem represented to be is a lack of womenin the organisation and to ‘fix’ this, women are also the subjects for measures. Gendermainstreaming the organisation is also considered as representing and reproducing theSwedish nationalist political project.

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2018. , p. 36
Keywords [en]
Swedish Armed Forces, military, gender equality, Bacchi analysis, representation
National Category
Gender Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-153450OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-153450DiVA, id: diva2:1264842
Educational program
Master's Programme in Law, Gender and Society
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Available from: 2019-02-07 Created: 2018-11-21 Last updated: 2019-02-07Bibliographically approved

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