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FATTA VADÅ?: En studie av problemlösningar, underliggande antaganden och möjliga konsekvenser inom Fattas tal om det sexuella våldet.
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå Centre for Gender Studies (UCGS).
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Title: UNDERSTAND WHAT? – A study of problem solutions, underlying assumptions andpossible consequences within Fattas speech of sexual violence.

One organization within Sweden´s feminist movement that works against sexual violence is FATTA!1. Fattas prime suggestions to combat the problem are changing law and the social norms that leads to sexual violence. The aim of this study is to examine the underlying assumptions located in Fattas speech about the sexual violence, and furthermore to problematize the possible consequences these assumptions could lead to. The used method and theory are discourse theory inspired by Ernesto Laclau and Chantal Mouffe as well as Carol Bacchis “Whats the problem-approach”. The analysis shows that Fattas solutionsconsist of several inconsistencies. Particularly prominent is that they talk about sexual violence as a structural problem, with a repressive approach to power, while they run their project primarily from an individual perspective and presents solutions that also are made understandable in a liberal discourse, where all power influence are ignored. The discourse that reaches the hegemonic status, is however the liberal. Consequences that these assumptions include are for example stabilizing and essentializing identity. An important final conclusion is that Fattas problem solutions contribute to the problem more than they are a partof the solution as well as they produce other issues. These identity politic strategies are connected to our contemporary neoliberal time that explains Fattas problem formulations at a higher level.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 62 p.
Keyword [en]
Feminist movement, sexual violence, problem representation, post-structuralism, discourse analysis
Keyword [sv]
Feministisk rörelse, sexuellt våld, problemrepresentation, poststrukturalism, diskursanalys
National Category
Gender Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-123198OAI: diva2:943780
Available from: 2016-06-28 Created: 2016-06-28 Last updated: 2016-06-28Bibliographically approved

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