miun.sePublications
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Everyday places, heterosexist spaces, and risk in contemporary Sweden
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences. (FGV)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-5337-3287
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences. (RCR)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-5355-4280
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences. (RCR)ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5000-311X
2016 (English)In: Culture, Health and Sexuality, ISSN 1369-1058, E-ISSN 1464-5351, Vol. 18, no 1, 45-47 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Subjective feelings of risk are a central feature of everyday life, and evidence shows that people who do not conform to contemporary normative notions are often more exposed to everyday risks than others. Despite this, normative notions are rarely acknowledged as risk objects. By drawing on the theory of ‘doing’ and ‘undoing’ risk, which combines intersectional and risk theory, this study contributes new perspectives on the everyday risks in contemporary society that face people who many would label as being ‘at risk’ – lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. The study consists of five focus group interviews with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people of different ages in Sweden. Findings pinpoint risks and how these are done and un-done in different spheres of interviewees’ lives: the emotional risks prevailing in their private lives; the risk of discrimination at work and in relations with other institutions; and the risk of violence and harassment in public places. These risks are all related to the heteronormative order in which the mere fact of being lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender is perceived as a risk.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis Group, 2016. Vol. 18, no 1, 45-47 p.
Keyword [en]
everyday life risk, heterosexism, doing risk, sexuality, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender, Sweden
National Category
Sociology
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-26708DOI: 10.1080/13691058.2015.1063814ISI: 000365596900004Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84948715395OAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-26708DiVA: diva2:885844
Available from: 2015-12-21 Created: 2015-12-21 Last updated: 2016-12-22Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Other links

Publisher's full textScopus

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Giritli Nygren, KatarinaÖhman, SusannaOlofsson, Anna
By organisation
Department of Social Sciences
In the same journal
Culture, Health and Sexuality
Sociology

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

Altmetric score

Total: 1074 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf