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Negotiating Gender: Female Combat Soldiers in Denmark

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  • Stine Emilie Knudsen
  • Marie Sihm Teisen
Based on interviews with female combat soldiers, we explore what role conceptions of femininity and masculinity play for female Danish combat soldiers’ experiences and behaviour in the military community. We find that female combat soldiers’ status and ability to fulfil their potential as soldiers are determined by their capability to navigate expectations linked to their gender and their position as soldiers, respectively.
Female combat soldiers must break down negative expectations linked to their gender while simultaneously and continuously navigating the limitations of forms of femininity accepted in the Danish Military.
OriginalsprogDansk
Artikelnummer4
TidsskriftKvinder, Køn & Forskning
Vol/bind2018
Tidsskriftsnummer2-3
Sider (fra-til)49-61
Antal sider13
ISSN0907-6182
StatusUdgivet - 23 nov. 2018

    Forskningsområder

  • Female Soldier, Gender, Military, Danish Armed Forces, Femininity
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