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Hur kan man inte vilja ha barn? En innehållsanalys av frivillig barnlöshet på Familjeliv.se
Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
2020 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

There is a general notion that everyone wants to have children and most people probably will have children during their lives. Others do not have children and consider themselves voluntarily childless. About five percent of the population of Sweden claim to not want to have children. This essay examines how voluntary childlessness challenges norms that set parenthood as an ideal through a qualitative content analysis of discussion threads on the internet forum Familjeliv.se. Previous research shows that voluntary childlessness constitutes a transgression of norms that leads to consequences in the form of contestations, stereotyping and stigmatization. By analyzing the negative reactions that voluntary childlessness produces this study contributes to an increased understanding of voluntary childlessness and the norms that it contrasts. The result of this study shows that voluntary childlessness challenges norms about heterosexual family formation and norms that set ideals for how a life should progress. This leads to the voluntarily childless being at risk of stigmatization.

Abstract [sv]

Det finns föreställningar om att alla bör vilja ha barn och de flesta kommer också att skaffa barn under sitt liv. Andra skaffar inga barn och anser sig vara frivilligt barnlösa. I Sverige rör det sig om cirka fem procent av befolkningen som uppger att de inte vill skaffa barn. Den här uppsatsen undersöker på vilka sätt frivillig barnlöshet utmanar normer som sätter föräldraskap som ett ideal genom en kvalitativ innehållsanalys av diskussionstrådar om frivillig barnlöshet på internetforumet Familjeliv.se. Tidigare forskning har visat att frivillig barnlöshet utgör ett normbrott som får konsekvenser i form av ifrågasättanden, stereotypifiering och stigmatisering. Genom analys av de negativa reaktioner som frivillig barnlöshet uppbringar bidrar denna studie till en ökad förståelse av vilka underliggande normer som frivillig barnlöshet står i kontrast till. Resultatet i denna studie visar på att frivillig barnlöshet utmanar normer om heterosexuell familjebildning samt normer om hur ett liv bör framskrida, vilket riskerar att leda till stigmatisering av de frivilligt barnlösa.

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2020. , p. 40
Keywords [en]
Voluntary childlessness, Heteronormativity, Pronatalism, Stigmatization
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Sociology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-80529OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-80529DiVA, id: diva2:1413276
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Sociologi
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Available from: 2020-03-10 Created: 2020-03-10 Last updated: 2020-03-10Bibliographically approved

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