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Det skamliga missbruket - Om hur kvinnorollen påverkar kvinnors missbrukskultur

Belhoucine, Magdalena and Pålsson, Katarina (2006)
School of Social Work
Abstract
The purpose of this essay is to examine how gender rolls influences the culture of substance abuse among women and their social situation. To demonstrate this we have concentrated our research to relate how scientists and the media describe problems of abuse among women. The method we used in our research was qualitative and we gathered information through literature, reports and articles.

Our main questions are:

Do the social attitude toward women and men differ and how does it affect problems of abuse among women? Do women use alcohol in a different way than men? How do social reactions and restrictions influence women? We also want to examine what position women substance abusers have in society. What similarities or differences are... (More)
The purpose of this essay is to examine how gender rolls influences the culture of substance abuse among women and their social situation. To demonstrate this we have concentrated our research to relate how scientists and the media describe problems of abuse among women. The method we used in our research was qualitative and we gathered information through literature, reports and articles.

Our main questions are:

Do the social attitude toward women and men differ and how does it affect problems of abuse among women? Do women use alcohol in a different way than men? How do social reactions and restrictions influence women? We also want to examine what position women substance abusers have in society. What similarities or differences are there between the image of women in general and women with substance abuse?

The main result of the study is that we found discursive connections that show a rectification among scientists concerning substance abuse among women. We have also reached a greater understanding of the complexities of gender issues. Women substance abusers are portrayed as deviant. Some of the most frequent images that have appeared in our study are the ideal, sexual, emancipated and victimized woman. (Less)
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  abstract     = {The purpose of this essay is to examine how gender rolls influences the culture of substance abuse among women and their social situation. To demonstrate this we have concentrated our research to relate how scientists and the media describe problems of abuse among women. The method we used in our research was qualitative and we gathered information through literature, reports and articles.

Our main questions are:

Do the social attitude toward women and men differ and how does it affect problems of abuse among women? Do women use alcohol in a different way than men? How do social reactions and restrictions influence women? We also want to examine what position women substance abusers have in society. What similarities or differences are there between the image of women in general and women with substance abuse?

The main result of the study is that we found discursive connections that show a rectification among scientists concerning substance abuse among women. We have also reached a greater understanding of the complexities of gender issues. Women substance abusers are portrayed as deviant. Some of the most frequent images that have appeared in our study are the ideal, sexual, emancipated and victimized woman.},
  author       = {Belhoucine, Magdalena and Pålsson, Katarina},
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  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Det skamliga missbruket - Om hur kvinnorollen påverkar kvinnors missbrukskultur},
  year         = {2006},
}