Year of grant:
2017

Research Area:
Heilsa

Project type:
Ph.d.verkætlan

Project title:
Skiftandi seksualfatanir – Ein diskursanalysa

Grant number:
0341

Project manager:
Lisa í Garði Patursson

Institution/company:
University of Surrey

Other participants:
Elena manafi

Project period:
01.09.2014-31.08.2018

Total budget:
605.827

Grant from the FRC in DKK:
338.784

Project description:
During the past decades, shifting views about the conceptualisation of sexuality, has caused a great deal of debate and upheaval in Western society. In the Faroe Islands, this debate is comparatively new and underdeveloped, arguably due to the taboo that has historically existed around the topic. Hence, literature and research on sexuality in the Faroe Islands, finds itself in a state of infancy, arguably in need of impetus. Popular opinion in most Western societies today, including the Faroe Islands (this being a more recent development), understands sexuality from an essentialist standpoint. This perspective argues, that individuals are born with a particular sexual orientation, classifiable into specific sexual identities (e.g. homosexuality, heterosexuality and bisexuality). This way of understanding sexuality, has firmly positioned sexual orientation as a stable and integral part of the individual. However, for the mental health profession and wider society to become better able to understand and cater to those, who experience sexuality as outside the traditional binary realm, it is important to recognise and examine alternative ways of conceptualise sexuality.

Project status:
Virkin



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