Grenser for seksualitet - Norske seksualitetsforståelser i familie- og innvandringspolitikk
The borders of sexuality. Norwegian conceptions of sexuality in family- and immigrationpolicyWhat are the roles of conceptions of sexuality in the political production of citizenship? In this article we consider how Norwegian sexual politics, in a broad sense, contributes to integration and exclusion concerning citizenship. Based on the Government-initiated course for first-time parents, Living together, and policy documents concerning pro forma marriage and asylum applications on the grounds of homosexuality, we discuss how gendered and racialised conceptions of sexuality come into play in constructions of normative «Norwegian sexuality», as well as its «Others». Finally, we argue that certain understandings of sexuality are employed in the construction of Norwegian nationality in these processes of inclusion and exclusion. .
Keywords:citizenship, sexuality, pro forma marriage, couple counselling, immigration, sexual orientation, refugees.