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GENDER CONSTRUCTIONS AMONG INTERCULTURAL COUPLES IN SWEDISH NORTHERN PERIPHERY
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2003 (English)In: Proceedings of Gender and Power in the New Europe, the 5th European Feminist Research Conference, 2003Conference paper, Published paper (Other scientific)
Abstract [en]

Intercultural families or couples are rapidly increasing in number in a globalised world. In the Northern periphery of Sweden, in the region of Jamtland, there are intercultural couples consisting of women from Thailand and man from Sweden/Jamtland. The aim of this PhD-project is to focus on how these couples are constructing and reconstructing gendered identities in gender regimes in their daily life, in this very specific context, and how gender thereby intersects with other socio-cultural dimensions such as ethnicity, sexuality, class and periphery. How are the conditions for these women and men, and as couples, formed and how do they create meaning in life due to the complex intersection of these power structures? And what becomes the effect of this in their daily life? The theoretical perspective � intersection/intersectionality, in the context described above, will be presented and discussed in this paper. And the ambition is to focus on the importance for understanding how much more complex gender constructions are than in a way gender studies have understood gender constructions. Until just recently Swedish studies, about women and men, have been looking at gender as a separate category. But during the last years the interrelatedness between several categories have become more casual. In social work though, the perspective is very new. And therefore, its important as well, to raise questions, in this matter, for the profession of social work.

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2003.
Keyword [sv]
interkulturella par, genus, livsvillkor, intersektionalitet
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Gender Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-3053Local ID: 2870OAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-3053DiVA: diva2:28085
Available from: 2008-09-30 Created: 2008-09-30Bibliographically approved

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