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”Pojkar är som pojkar är…”: Högstadielärares förståelse och bemötande av sexuella trakasserier i skolan, från pojkar mot flickor.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Sexual conflicts are often perceived as a natural gender behavior, especially among youths (Lahelma, 2002; O´Byrne, 2008). Our preconceptions of how boys and girls behave are related to how we understand sexual boundaries and unwelcome physical behavior. The aim of this study is to understand how teachers in high school understand and thereafter discuss sexual boundaries and sexual violations with young boys. This is of importance since a majority of sexual offenders are young men, and gender norms and values should therefore be discussed early, in order to prevent sexual violence (Brå, 2008). Sexual harassment and violations contribute to a reproduction of the current gender system where women are subordinated men (Witkowska, 2005; Lundgren, 2001). This study builds on interviews with teachers working with students in high school. In the age between 13-16 boys usually develop their sexuality, become sexually interested in girls, shape their masculinity and test boundaries. I do therefore believe that teachers face situations where sexual harassment occurs. The results indicate that some parts of boys unwelcome physical behavior is considered as harassment but without bad intentions, it´s rather seen as an expression of interest of girls. Teachers also often refer to the law and serious sexual violence when discussing sexual boundaries and sexual violations. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 44 p.
Keyword [sv]
Sexuella trakasserier, genussystem, skolan.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-120747OAI: diva2:854100
Available from: 2015-09-17 Created: 2015-09-15 Last updated: 2015-09-17Bibliographically approved

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