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Mäns våld- ett kvinnoproblem. Om hur våld i nära relationer beskrivs och problematiseras i utbildningslitteratur

Olsson, Emeli LU and Tedin, Ina LU (2011) SOPA63 20102
School of Social Work
Abstract
Men’s violence against women was for a long time considered a private family matter, but is today defined as a widely spread social problem. Researchers, activists and professionals may differ in details about the problem but agrees on one major point; education is the greatest weapon in fighting it. All the professional groups that on some point come in contact with women and men who live in violent relationships should be adequately trained to respond to the needs of these people correctly.

In this thesis the authors have used a qualitative content analysis to examine an anthology regarding men’s violence against women, targeting students and different professions such as healthcare personal, police and social workers, in an attempt... (More)
Men’s violence against women was for a long time considered a private family matter, but is today defined as a widely spread social problem. Researchers, activists and professionals may differ in details about the problem but agrees on one major point; education is the greatest weapon in fighting it. All the professional groups that on some point come in contact with women and men who live in violent relationships should be adequately trained to respond to the needs of these people correctly.

In this thesis the authors have used a qualitative content analysis to examine an anthology regarding men’s violence against women, targeting students and different professions such as healthcare personal, police and social workers, in an attempt to understand the role that the educational literature plays in being a part of the solution to relationship violence. The theoretical framework of the thesis is based on social constructive theory, using Ian Hacking’s model. By using the themes; guilt, responsibility, victim, offender and strategies to reduce men’s violence against women, the authors examines what the educational literature focus on and in what way.

The results show a highly normative language and attitude that could be interpreted as a preservative to the gender roles rather than working for a more equal working strategy. The authors find that the violent men almost completely disappears in the educational literature and that strategies foremost target women and their children. The educational literature sends the message that if social workers, police and healthcare personal take care of the battered women, the women will eventually leave their men and the problem is solved. The authors argue that this is a social constructed way to view men’s violence against women, which influence the reader to keep working with the issue without adequate knowledge, and that the whole society would benefit from a reconstruction of not only the educational literature but the problem itself. (Less)
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author
Olsson, Emeli LU and Tedin, Ina LU
supervisor
organization
course
SOPA63 20102
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
utbildningslitteratur, våld mot kvinnor, relationsvåld, mäns våld, socialt arbete
language
Swedish
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1852346
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2011-03-16 10:31:24
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2011-03-16 10:31:24
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  abstract     = {Men’s violence against women was for a long time considered a private family matter, but is today defined as a widely spread social problem. Researchers, activists and professionals may differ in details about the problem but agrees on one major point; education is the greatest weapon in fighting it. All the professional groups that on some point come in contact with women and men who live in violent relationships should be adequately trained to respond to the needs of these people correctly. 

In this thesis the authors have used a qualitative content analysis to examine an anthology regarding men’s violence against women, targeting students and different professions such as healthcare personal, police and social workers, in an attempt to understand the role that the educational literature plays in being a part of the solution to relationship violence. The theoretical framework of the thesis is based on social constructive theory, using Ian Hacking’s model. By using the themes; guilt, responsibility, victim, offender and strategies to reduce men’s violence against women, the authors examines what the educational literature focus on and in what way. 

The results show a highly normative language and attitude that could be interpreted as a preservative to the gender roles rather than working for a more equal working strategy. The authors find that the violent men almost completely disappears in the educational literature and that strategies foremost target women and their children. The educational literature sends the message that if social workers, police and healthcare personal take care of the battered women, the women will eventually leave their men and the problem is solved. The authors argue that this is a social constructed way to view men’s violence against women, which influence the reader to keep working with the issue without adequate knowledge, and that the whole society would benefit from a reconstruction of not only the educational literature but the problem itself.},
  author       = {Olsson, Emeli and Tedin, Ina},
  keyword      = {utbildningslitteratur,våld mot kvinnor,relationsvåld,mäns våld,socialt arbete},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Mäns våld- ett kvinnoproblem. Om hur våld i nära relationer beskrivs och problematiseras i utbildningslitteratur},
  year         = {2011},
}