#Metoo: Unfolding #Metoo in a Global and a Local Context

Ingibjörg Bryndis Árnadóttir

Studenteropgave: Bachelorprojekt


This bachelor thesis is a feminist project examining the #Metoo campaign in a global and local context. The objective is to examine the campaign with special attention to its potentials and consequences, namely by unfolding power relations and patriarchal tendencies that continuously are reproduced in society. The project is firstly based on data from various sources, that provide a framework for understanding the phenomena that #Metoo has come to be, and subsequently analyzed with support from feminist scholars, mainly bell hooks, Sara Ahmed and Audre Lorde. Secondly, the project moves away from global macro observations to a local level through discourse analysis of four articles set forth by Danish writers, to understand the #Metoo debate in a Danish context. These articles are selected to express the polarizing positions, and absence of race, respectively, in the Danish #Metoo public debate. The project narrates the problem field with feminist analysis, critical feminist analysis and discourse analysis as parts of a social constructionist approach. The findings discover the potentials for discussing and displaying sexism through social movements and issues of inclusion related to race that are evident in modern feminist movement. Lastly, the findings also include the limitations of the #Metoo debate in Denmark, the main two different narratives that have merged into being, and the present defense of patriarchal behavior.

UddannelserKultur- og Sprogmødestudier, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor
Udgivelsesdato18 dec. 2017
Antal sider48
VejledereHelle Stenum