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Att göra det politiska personligt: En diskursanalys av socialsekreterares bedömningar av lämpligt föräldraskap i samband med juridiskt samkönad närståendeadoption
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Ethnology, History of Religions and Gender Studies, Gender Studies.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This thesis analyses social worker’s assessments of appropriate same-sex parenthood in the case of second-parent adoption in Sweden to thereby investigate the governmentality directed toward same-sex parents and how this governing practise normalises certain discourses on parenthood. The material consists of interviews with social workers conducting second-parent adoptions, which have been analysed through a discourse analysis deploying theoretical frameworks on governmentality, heteronormativity and family theory. The thesis has provided a deeper understanding of the effects of normative discourses on the exercise of public authority in the case of second-parent adoption. Great differences have been found among which criteria are used to condition same-sex parenthood and the impact of social workers own perceptions of suitable parenthood and the purpose of the assessment process. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 74 p.
Keyword [en]
same-sex parenthood, second-parent adoption, assessment process, social work, governmentality, heteronormativity, family theory
Keyword [sv]
samkönat föräldraskap, närståendeadoption, governmentalitet, heteronormativitet, familjeteori
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Gender Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-133992OAI: diva2:974399
Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-09-26 Last updated: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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