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Amalie Oxholm Kusier, Nathalie Elaine Nedergaard, Eva Matthiesen Jaffke & Freja Biener

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


Abstract This project examines a heteronormative understanding of sex and gender from a poststructuralist view of sex and gender as constructed by and in discourse. This investigation is carried out with the use of theory by Michel Foucault and Judith Butler. The project applies empiric data in a concretization of the post-structuralist understanding of gender as discursive. The empiric data consists of an interview with Norrie mAy-Welby who has been granted the right to be recognized as sex non-specific, and a written contribution to a debate by Christopher Arzrouni, who expresses a critical attitude towards a new Danish bill that will allow the possibility to change legal gender without previous castration. It is discussed how legislative discourse, discourse within society and among individuals form a dialectic relationship of mutual influence. This understanding is employed in a conclusion that a hypothetical restructuring of the Danish central register of citizens can open up further possibilities for the subject of ‘doing’ sex and gender differently than it is currently possible within the law as it is.

UddannelserPsykologi, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat
Udgivelsesdato27 maj 2014


  • Køn
  • Poststrukturalisme
  • diskursanalyse