The Anti Homosexuality Bill of 2009 included the death penalty for aggravated homosexuality and was propounded as a private member’s bill to the Parliament of Uganda. The bill sparked an international outcry, and since then the debate on the legitimacy of homosexuality has been heated both in- and outside Uganda. Governments and NGOs in the Global North have been condemning the bill, while conservative Christians in Uganda and America have been condemning homosexuality, as they believe it is incompatible with the word of God. We seek to expose the power relations immanent in the homosexuality debate in Uganda, and, in order to do that we will employ Michel Foucault’s analysis of power. Using a discourse analytical perspective, we seek to examine the discourses around homosexuality in Uganda and the meanings and understandings ascribed to homosexuality. Our theoretical foundation consists of Michel Foucault, Kenneth Gergen and Sara Ahmed, whose views on power relations and the importance of rhetoric are epicentral to this dissertation.
|Uddannelser||Internationale Udviklingsstudier, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat|
|Udgivelsesdato||29 jun. 2012|
|Vejledere||Lene Bull Christiansen|