Kvinder i mandefag

Hans Feilberg, Louise Provstgaard, Jonas de Ripperda, Marcus Turunen & Liv de Wit

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


In this assignment we are writing about gender minorities in the workplace. Interviewing three women, each representing a minority in a workplace traditionally dominated by men and using the discourse psychology, from the discourse analysis, to analyze how these women perceive themselves, their position in the workplace and how being a minority affects them. Denmark being a diverse country still lacks behind in the fields of workplace equality and more equal gender distribution. The assignment relies heavily on theories of Judith Butler, Dorte Søndergaard and Foucault. Throughout the assignment a picture emerged of a minority who, contrary to our prior assessments, had been and in some cases was still being exposed to discriminatory practice in the workplace. Furthermore the interview subjects had all become part of the dominant male discourse, thereby only reluctantly admitting the discriminatory practice and borderline sexual harassment taking place. Our interview subjects, in an effort to move towards the dominant discourse, was defending the practices as being ‘not for everybody’. In conclusion, whether our subjects were conscious about their discourses or not, the real fight for more diversity on the job market is a cultural fight.

UddannelserBasis - Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato21 dec. 2015
VejledereAnders Jakobsen


  • Foucault, Søndergaard
  • Gender, Butler, diskurs