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Thai-Swedish Couples in the Daily Press: - Discursive constitutions of "the Other"
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Work.
Umeå Universitet, institutionen för socialt arbete.
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2009 (English)In: NORA: Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research, ISSN 0803-8740, E-ISSN 1502-394X, Vol. 17, no 1, p. 35-48Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study examines discursive representations of Thai-Swedish couples in the Swedish daily press. The sample studied includes 17 articles. The study shows that the couples are constituted as inherently “different” through interweaving discourses such as a romantic love discourse, a sex tourism discourse, and a normalizing discourse, and through intersecting power relations such as those of gender, “race”/ethnicity, class, and sexuality. The normalized position representing “Swedishness” is not usually made explicit but is nevertheless constantly reproduced, and hierarchies are formed within as well as between the “normal” couple and “the Other”.

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2009. Vol. 17, no 1, p. 35-48
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Social Work
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URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-9612DOI: 10.1080/08038740802690677OAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-9612DiVA, id: diva2:234208
Available from: 2009-09-07 Created: 2009-09-07 Last updated: 2017-12-13Bibliographically approved
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1. Normalisering & andrafiering: Om hur `hon´och `han´i en thai-svensk parrelation konstitueras och gör genus
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2009 (Swedish)Licentiate thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
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Umeå: Umeå universitet, 2009. p. 83
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Studier i socialt arbete vid Umeå universitet : avhandlings- och skriftserie, ISSN 0283-300X ; 59
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Social Work
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urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-9618 (URN)http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-22890 (DOI)978-91-7264-785-5 (ISBN)
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2009-04-25, 13:00 (Swedish)
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Available from: 2009-09-07 Created: 2009-09-07 Last updated: 2009-12-11Bibliographically approved

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