|Emne||Lesbian studies; Literary studies: from c 1900 -; Literary studies: general; Northern Europe, Scandinavia; Sweden; Swedish|
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Om Lesbianism in Swedish Literature
Here, Jenny Bjorklund reveals that Swedish literary discourses on lesbianism provocatively contrast with a widely accepted view that attitudes toward homosexuality have gradually become more tolerant. This study traces literary discourse on lesbianism in Sweden from 1930 to 2005 by analyzing lesbian-themed literature and investigating the ways that it confirms and/or challenges socio- political discourses on lesbianism during this time period. Ultimately, the lasting power of negative discourses upends the assumption that Swedens progressive laws reflect progressive attitudes toward homosexuality.