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Ökad jämställdhet och kulturell hänsyn i Försvarsmaktensarbete för goda internationella relationer: Uppdrag målkonflikt – Genuskontrakt och Försvarsmakten i Afghanistan
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economic History.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This study looks at equality and the Swedish Armed Forces in Afghanistan. The mainquestion I examine is how the work on equality of the Swedish Armed Forces in Afghanistanrelates to queer feminist theory, gender theory and cultural discussion within the field ofInternational Relations. The resources used for this study are drawn primarily from theSwedish Armed Forces and comes from interviews, reports and from soldiers blogging fromthe field in northern Afghanistan. I use theory from the field of Swedish Gender Studiesconcerning a ”gender contract” (Hirdman), a discussion from the field of InternationalRelations concerning afghan culture and the meeting between Afghan people andinternational actors (Abirafeh), together with queer feminist theory (accounted for byGemzöe) to examine the empirical material.What happens in the encounter between the Swedish Armed Forces and the Afghan people?How does the Swedish Army interpret the word gender and the word equality, and do theseinterpretations comprise LGBTQ aspects (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer1)?What does Afghan culture mean to people of different sexes and different sexual preference inAfghanistan? This thesis presents a model for examining unspoken understandings of genderroles in the Afghan society and mentions the importance of dealing with conflicts of interestfor the Swedish Armed Forces. LGBTQ aspects are not found in their work in Afghanistan.The aim of the study is to contribute to an improved situation for the people of Afghanistanand the relation between Afghanistan and Sweden.

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2012. , 67 p.
Keyword [sv]
jämställdhet, genus, kultur, fred, Afghanistan, Försvarsmakten
National Category
Economic History
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-89460OAI: diva2:618060
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2013-04-25 Created: 2013-04-25 Last updated: 2013-04-25Bibliographically approved

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