Det sygeliggjorte fedt: En undersøgelse af danske piger og unge kvinders problematiske forhold til kroppen

Caroline Mathilde Hjælmhof-Larsen & Maria Therese Linnet

Studenteropgave: Kandidatprojekt


With point of departure in quantitative and qualitative research conducted by Børnerådet and CEFU, this project is set to investigate some of the contemporary problematics with regard to Danish girls and young women’s body image. The Danish society seems to have condemned the overweight body, and is a society where the young female population appears to strive for a thin body. In this struggle to reach the perfect thin body, more and more girls and young women develop ‘risk behaviour’ in relation to eating and exercise habits. This project is conducted to understand why many girls and young women in Denmark seem to have a negative body image, and in which way the societal norms and values influence girls and women in their understanding of the ‘perfect body’. These issues will be understood from both a societal and an individual viewpoint, as theories by both Svend Brinkmann and Maurice Merleau-Ponty will be put to use. We will discover, that girls and young women’s negative body image seem to derive from specific cultural norms regarding the body and from the need to fit into these specific norms. As a consequence, some girls and young women develop risk-behaviour in regards to develop an eating disorder.

UddannelserPsykologi, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat
Udgivelsesdato19 dec. 2016
Antal sider39
VejledereBjarne Jacobsen


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