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I första hand människa: En intersektionell analys av fyra berättelser om att komma ut som lesbisk med muslimsk bakgrund
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2010 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [sv]

The aim of the study is to analyse the stories of four homosexual women with Muslim backgrounds about coming out as homosexuals, from an intersectional perspective. The experience of coming out as lesbian and the intersectionality are related to different social contexts. The homosexuality becomes a problem in connection to family and countrymen while the Muslim background becomes more of a problem in relationships. Heteronormativity and gender system appear to be cooperating systems of oppression.

These women don’t describe themselves as oppressed, but potential oppression is still something that influences their lives. They strive for freedom to be themselves in all everyday situations. The quest for freedom to be able to express their sexuality risks relationships with families and girlfriends. But freedom and symbiosis don’t have to be in opposition. These women have found contexts, for example among friends, where none of the social categories are problematic and where they can experience symbiosis. They can choose certain contexts where they are allowed to express their sexuality. The experiences of coming out is analysed as linked to development in late modernity.

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2010. , 60 p.
Keyword [en]
Gender system, heteronormativity, immigrant with Muslim background, power structure, homosexuality, coming out, oppression, freedom, symbiosis, late modernity.
Keyword [sv]
Genussystem, heteronormativitet, invandrare med muslimsk bakgrund, maktordning, homosexualitet, komma ut, förtryck, frihet, symbios, senmodernt samhälle.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-41730OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-41730DiVA: diva2:332382
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Social and Behavioural Science, Law
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Available from: 2011-02-18 Created: 2010-08-05 Last updated: 2011-02-18Bibliographically approved

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