Professorn och kärleken. Sexuella trakasserier i fiktion och verklighet

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Professorn och kärleken. Sexuella trakasserier i fiktion och verklighet

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Publication Article, peer reviewed scientific
Title Professorn och kärleken. Sexuella trakasserier i fiktion och verklighet
Author(s) Sarrimo, Cristine
Date 2006-12
English abstract
A comparative discourse analysis based on Coetzee's novel Disgrace and an authentic case of sexual harassment in a Swedish university, involving a professor and his student, shows that an emotive discourse with religious and legal confessional traits is absolutely necessary for the accused to embrace, if he desires to protect his rationally constructed professionalism. Coetzee's hero refuses to confess and is consequently disgracefully dismissed from his position as professor, whereas the professor in the authentic case protects his position by confessing his guilt. Ethical dilemmas arise concerning the status of truth and the confessional, and power- and genderrelations are also effected. The public and private, teh emotive and rational, is intertwined in a complicated relaitonal process, where professional and gender hierarchies shift. This leads to the conclusion that the professional academic subject is exposed to a discursively regulated disciplining process in which the supposed repression of emotion is essential, and therefore one of this subject's most constitutive traits.
Publisher Kvinnovetenskaplig tidskrift
Host/Issue Kvinnovetenskaplig tidskrift;4
Volume 27
ISSN 0348-8365
Language swe (iso)
Subject(s) sexual harassment
discourse analysis
Humanities/Social Sciences
Humanities
Gender studies
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/3305 Permalink to this page

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