Altså de vil gerne have, at vi alle sammen har sådan lidt en sygeplejerske i os, der lige tager sig af dem. - Om tilblivelse, agens og kvindelige partnere i advokatbranchen

Ida Paaschburg Gravesen

Studenteropgave: Speciale


The thesis is a destabilising discourse analysis of interviews conducted with three female law firm partners. The analysis unveils the discourses, through which the women are spoken into existence in the interviews and in their work life. The thesis focuses on the gendered discourses and the agency of the women in relations to these. The thesis discovers that gendered discourses in part determine the work life and possibility of subjectification through positioning as a valuable asset for the law firm. The identified discourses are; discourses of exceptionality, of gender-blindness, of gender essentialism, of exclusion as necessarily intentional, and of sexuality and professionalism as mutually exclusive. The effects of these discourses are processes of exclusion, gender policing, and an extra workload for the female partners. The gendered discourses work by covering processes of exclusion and by regulating relations of power within the workplace. The thesis is positioned within a poststructuralist onto-epistemological, theoretic, and methodological framework, emphasising an anti essentialist, deconstructive, and critical approach. The thesis discusses the possibility of change within the businesses of the women and within a poststructuralist frame of science.

UddannelserPsykologi, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat
Udgivelsesdato30 jun. 2014
VejledereJo Krøjer


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