Diskurser om køn og seksualitet

Julie Forsberg Høj, Signe Stagaard Larsen, Mia My Fuglsig Simonsen & Maria Vissing Bachara

Studenteropgave: Fagmodulprojekt


This project focuses on the communication and presentation of understandings concerning gender identity and sexuality of young people. Our starting point is the book Ung kend din krop (2016), where we analyze terms like boy, girl and normal, to see how these are articulated. This book was selected based on its popularity and number of releases, as well as its topicality. Generally, we observe a prominent discourse on terms like boy and girl. The project evolves the understandings of gender expressed through the book and puts it into perspective of the poststructural understandings of science. We examine this from the biological gender perception and the performative gender perception where we include Judith Butler as our main theorist. Furthermore, we will explore the prominent discourses and see how they create meaning in their own way utilizing Ernesto Laclau and Chantal Mouffe’s discourse theory. Our discourse analysis is used in conjunction with theories of different current understandings of gender identity and sexuality. The analysis is based on critical analytical perspectives of power, discourses, and subjectivity. Our epistemological starting point is poststructuralism where we especially focus on the importance of language. We will also include parts of Michel Foucault’s concept that Butler as well as Laclau & Mouffe were also inspired by. In our project, especially when examining the object and the subject, language is important. Language can be a limitation in relation to one’s perception of gender. Butler believes that a person cannot be a sex, language is not able to articulate, and it is in particular the latter implication, that we find interesting. The project concludes that even though the book Ung kend din krop (2016) is open to an interpretation of gender as a phenomenon, the prominent discourse suggests, that the biologically determined sex is the basis of all gender interpretation.

UddannelserPsykologi, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor
Udgivelsesdato20 dec. 2016
Antal sider64
VejledereChristina Naike Runciman


  • seksualitet
  • diskurser
  • køn
  • Butler
  • Laclau og Mouffe