Att tillhöra klassens minoritet: Unga kvinnor i mansdominerade program och unga män i kvinnodominerade program
2007 (Swedish)In: Språk och kön i nutida och historiskt perspektiv: Studier presenterade vid Den sjätte nordiska konferensen om språk och kön, Uppsala 6-7 oktober 2006 / [ed] Britt-Louise Gunnarsson, Uppsala: Institutionen för nordiska språk , 2007, 341-349 p.Conference paper (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
This article deals with power relations in vocational upper secondary programs with unequal distribution of sexes. In my coming thesis I study two classes, one dominated by female students and the other by male students. The data consists of a big amount of video and audio recordings, interviews and field notes. With an ethnographic approach, combined with rather detailed conversation analysis, I investigate oral practices in the teaching of these classes. Power relations in a gender perspective are one aspect of these oral practices. The analysis concentrates on students of the minority sex and asks how these students are treated by other students as well as by the teachers. It shows how a female student in male dominated class is treated with respect and understanding when she opposes to getting traditional female roles in role plays. In a structured argumentation about the topic Are girls better drivers than boys?, however, her male fellow students behave as if she were a threat that should be silenced. The analysis also shows how two male students in a female dominated class are much appreciated and even supported by their fellow students. In an extensive team work however, the female students protest against one of the male students, who is relying too much on them. Finally, the male student gets a lower grade for the team work than the female students. The conclusion of the analysis is that traditional power relations between the sexes in the classroom still exist. But female students do contest these power relations which often – but not always – results in a more equal distribution of power.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Institutionen för nordiska språk , 2007. 341-349 p.
Skrifter utgivna av Institutionen för nordiska språk vid Uppsala universitet, ISSN 0083-4661 ; 71
"muntlig kommunikation", "samtalsanalys" "språk och kön", "gymnasieskolan"
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-12197ISBN: 978-91-506-1944-7OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-12197DiVA: diva2:39966