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"men du har ju blivit våldtagen” – om våldtagna mäns ordlöshet

Knutagård, Hans K T LU (2009) SOAM12 20091
School of Social Work
Abstract
The aim of this study is to understand men who have been raped by other men, their experience of the rape and how they act. I have conducted 18 qualitative interviews with these men. During the process of analyzing the material I have used Randall Collins’ concepts of interaction ritual chains and forward panic together with Thomas J. Scheff’s concepts of
emotional energy and shame. The rape made the interaction ritual chains break and the men had no words for these experiences. Through previous interaction ritual chains they have been shaped by the social construction of masculinities, sexualities and homosexuality. None of
them worked. Instead they experienced that the social bond was threatened and that they internalized the shame of... (More)
The aim of this study is to understand men who have been raped by other men, their experience of the rape and how they act. I have conducted 18 qualitative interviews with these men. During the process of analyzing the material I have used Randall Collins’ concepts of interaction ritual chains and forward panic together with Thomas J. Scheff’s concepts of
emotional energy and shame. The rape made the interaction ritual chains break and the men had no words for these experiences. Through previous interaction ritual chains they have been shaped by the social construction of masculinities, sexualities and homosexuality. None of
them worked. Instead they experienced that the social bond was threatened and that they internalized the shame of the rape and got drained of their emotional energy. This has put the men in a position where there were no words. Without words they are invisible in society and they are not able to process their experience of the rape by seeking professional help. (Less)
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author
Knutagård, Hans K T LU
supervisor
organization
course
SOAM12 20091
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
access to name, emotions, forward panic, hegemonic masculinity, homosexuality, interaction ritual chains, male rape, male survivor, masculinity, shame, sexual script, sexual violence, social bond, taboo, violence
language
Swedish
id
1450942
date added to LUP
2009-07-27 15:25:03
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2009-07-27 15:25:03
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  abstract     = {The aim of this study is to understand men who have been raped by other men, their experience of the rape and how they act. I have conducted 18 qualitative interviews with these men. During the process of analyzing the material I have used Randall Collins’ concepts of interaction ritual chains and forward panic together with Thomas J. Scheff’s concepts of
emotional energy and shame. The rape made the interaction ritual chains break and the men had no words for these experiences. Through previous interaction ritual chains they have been shaped by the social construction of masculinities, sexualities and homosexuality. None of
them worked. Instead they experienced that the social bond was threatened and that they internalized the shame of the rape and got drained of their emotional energy. This has put the men in a position where there were no words. Without words they are invisible in society and they are not able to process their experience of the rape by seeking professional help.},
  author       = {Knutagård, Hans K T},
  keyword      = {access to name,emotions,forward panic,hegemonic masculinity,homosexuality,interaction ritual chains,male rape,male survivor,masculinity,shame,sexual script,sexual violence,social bond,taboo,violence
},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {"men du har ju blivit våldtagen”  – om våldtagna mäns ordlöshet},
  year         = {2009},
}