Fanny Edenroth Cato
Fanny Edenroth Cato

Working title: The highly sensitive person in the making: A treatise on discursive practices concerning vulnerability and sensitivity.

Doctoral project: Fanny Edenroth Cato

Supervisor: Mats Börjesson

Supervisor: Björn Sjöblom

Research area: Child and Youth Studies

The overall aim is to investigate how notions of sensitivity and the highly sensitive person/child (HSP/C) are discussed and negotiated in social interaction online, and how the concept is launched and distributed in a Swedish (online) context. The aim, more particularly, is to problematize discursive practices concerning HSP/C through production of knowledge, social categorization and identification in relations to the digital, cultural and societal context.

Key words: Normality, identity, sensitivity, vulnerability, social categorization, discourse analysis, expertise, self-help literature.

In Swedish: Den högkänsliga personen i vardande: En avhandling om diskursiva praktiker angående sårbarhet och känslighet.