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Masculinity and Violence in Vietnam 1

Rydström, Helle LU orcid (2022)
Abstract
In this essay, I draw on fieldwork conducted in Vietnam to reflect on their meaning and implications for understanding continuity and change in patterns of intimate partner violence in Vietnamese society. Current discussions in Vietnam of men’s violence against women elucidate both efforts to deal with a societal problem and manage it in ways, which tend to maintain the gendered asymmetries within which it occurs. The distribution of powers and privileges in a patrilineally and heterosexually organized universe, which favors men over women, have taken form and been institutionalized over time, generating ideas and images of women and men, femininity and masculinity that together condition the production of a pervasive and exaggerated type... (More)
In this essay, I draw on fieldwork conducted in Vietnam to reflect on their meaning and implications for understanding continuity and change in patterns of intimate partner violence in Vietnamese society. Current discussions in Vietnam of men’s violence against women elucidate both efforts to deal with a societal problem and manage it in ways, which tend to maintain the gendered asymmetries within which it occurs. The distribution of powers and privileges in a patrilineally and heterosexually organized universe, which favors men over women, have taken form and been institutionalized over time, generating ideas and images of women and men, femininity and masculinity that together condition the production of a pervasive and exaggerated type of masculinity. (Less)
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Masculinity, Violence against Women, Silence, Legal Protection, Women's Union, Vietnam
host publication
Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Vietnam
editor
London, Jonathan D.
publisher
Routledge
ISBN
9781315762302
9781138792258
DOI
10.4324/9781315762302-31
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English
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yes
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