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Youth, Gender and Pornography in the Nordic Countries
During recent years, pornography has become increasingly more visible in the media. The phenomenon is usually referred to as "pornophication of public space" and has created a fierce debate in the Nordic countries, as well as concern among parents and teachers on what effects the increasing - and not always voluntary - exposure to pornography might have on children and teenagers. The study’s primary focus is the increased spread of pornography, and what effects this might produce on young girls’ and boys’ interpretations of gender. The study aims at revealing possible connections between teenagers’ exposure to pornography and their attitudes towards gender and power.
Trangressing economic boundaries: Gender, commodification and social change in Zanzibar
This project deals with economic engagement, commodification of household related activities and processes of social change. The motivation is to examine systems of redistribution and negotiation within households in societies where the dominant gender ideology places men as providers, and women as maintained.
Family, work and welfare: Economic perspectives
This project aims to study the effect of welfare society policies that are meant to redistribute toward families with dependent children or that have an impact on the paid work choice. The interest is in the optimal design of such policies, from the viewpoints of economic efficiency, distributive considerations and gender equality.
Transnational marriages and trafficking
The project, financed by the Ministry of Labour and Social Inclusion, looks at marriages between Norwegian men and women from Thailand and Russia. The focus is on how some women from developing and transitional countries come to be more vulnerable to various forms for exploitation in marriage, and which policies can reduce these vulnerabilities.
Women crossing borders: Russian female immigration to North Norway
An increasing number of Russian women have moved from Northwest Russia to Northern Norway. The local reactions to this immigration have varied from embracement to avoidance. This project seeks to understand how various dimensions of the phenomenon challenges conceptions of masculinities and femininities, marriage, citizenship and nationality.