Search for dissertations about: "femininity"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 54 swedish dissertations containing the word femininity.

  1. 1. Femininity at Work : Gender, Labour, and Changing Relations of Power in a Swedish Hospital

    Author : Rebecca Selberg; Gunnar Olofsson; Diana Mulinari; Jeff Hearn; Linnéuniversitetet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; Care; Gender; Femininity; Nursing; Labour process; Ethnography; Neoliberalism; Work Life Studies; Arbetlivsvetenskap; Gender Studies; Genusvetenskap;

    Abstract : Gender scholarship has identified how paid care work reproduces male dominance and reinforces women’s subordination, but also how labour and workplaces provide a critical space for women through the development of new forms of identity and struggle. In this ethnographic study of Swedish nurses’ work, the concept of normative femininity is used in order to explore gender, labour, and changing relations of power in the context of the neoliberal transformation of the Swedish welfare state. READ MORE

  2. 2. The Eloquent Blood : The Goddess Babalon and the Construction of Femininities in Western Esotericism

    Author : Manon Hedenborg White; Mattias Gardell; Henrik Bogdan; Ulrika Dahl; Egil Asprem; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Western esotericism; occultism; magic; gender; sexuality; queer; queer theory; femininity; femininities; Thelema; Aleister Crowley; Ordo Templi Orientis; Babalon; Scarlet Woman; Luce Irigaray; Religionshistoria; History of Religions;

    Abstract : The study analyses the changing construction of femininities and feminine sexuality in interpretations of the goddess Babalon, a central deity in Aleister Crowley’s (1875–1947) esoteric religion Thelema. Femininity has occupied a problematic position in feminist theory, frequently associated with lack, artifice, and restriction. READ MORE

  3. 3. Watching women, falling women : Power and dialogue in three novels by Margaret Atwood

    Author : Katarina Gregersdotter; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Atwood; cyborg; dialogics; dualism; falling; femininity; feminism; friendship; gender studies; literature analysis; mobility; place; power; storytelling; watching; water; women;

    Abstract :  This study examines the three novelsCat s Eye, The Robber Bride, and Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood. It focuses on the female characters and their relationships to each other: Their friendships are formed in a patriarchally structured environment and are therefore arenas for defending and controlling the norms of such a structure. READ MORE

  4. 4. Soviet People with Female Bodies : Performing Beauty and Maternity in Soviet Russia in the mid 1930-1960s

    Author : Yulia Gradskova; Lisa Öberg; Helene Carlbäck; Lynne Attwood; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; oral history; Soviet Russia; maternity; beauty; everyday life; memory; body; normality; femininity; gender; intersectionality; History; Historia; historia; History; Gender studies; Genus;

    Abstract : The everyday practices of maternity and beauty are important for the enactment of femininity. This dissertation deals with femininities created in the context of changing ideas about “normality” in Soviet Russia during the mid 1930s-1960s and explores a diversity of norms, discourses and rituals. READ MORE

  5. 5. FE/MALE asymmetries of gender and sexuality

    Author : Ann Kroon; Kaj Håkansson; Kerstin Sandell; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : Sociology; transsexualism; gender; sexuality; masculinity; femininity; asymmetries; gender order; Sociologi; Sociology; sociologi;

    Abstract : This thesis elicits logic of gender and sexuality from modern written material on psychiatric assessment of transsexualism in Sweden. Asymmetries of gender and sexuality with regard to females vs. males are analysed. READ MORE