Sexuella trakasserier och identitetsskapande bland unga
Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Sexual harassments have since long been an issue all over the world and schools have not been an exception. Reports from Swedish secondary schools show how 47% of the female pupils state that they have, sometime during their time in school, been the victim of sexual harassment. Other studies claim that pupils exposed to sexual harassments will develop low self-esteem and a decreased sense of self. The Swedish curriculum state that all children shall have the right to a harassment free school environment, but still many pupils claim to be exposed to sexual harassment in school. Several studies have theorized about why sexual harassment is so prevalent in schools but what do the pupils think? This study aims to reveal and analyze pupil opinions about sexual harassment; what do they think it is and why do they think it occurs? This will be done from a post-structural feminist point of view with focus on the shaping of identity among the respondents.
The collected results of this study indicate that sexual harassment is mostly due to a dominant form of the heterosexual male ideal where sexual harassment against both men and women is used to secure ones position as a dominant male and to gain access to the hegemonic male group. According to the respondents, sexual harassment have little to do with the victims and in the discussion an alternative approach to handle sexual harassment in school is discussed.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 36 p.
Examensarbete vid Institutionen för pedagogik, didaktik och utbildningsstudier, 2013ht00590
Sexual harassment, heteronormativity, upper-secondary school, poststructuralist feminism, interviews
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-218309OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-218309DiVA: diva2:695368
Subject / course
Teacher Education Programme
Nordblad, Julia, Lektor
Evaldsson, Ann-Carita, Professor