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Let's not talk about it: Social Acceptance of Violence against Women in El Salvador

Möller Jensen, Sanne LU (2011) SANK01 20111
Social Anthropology
Abstract
This Bachelor’s thesis is an ethnographic study examining the gendered norms and identities ascribed to men and women and how this impact the meaning accorded to violence against women in El Salvador. Violence is not just a physical act but must be studied in relation to the social and cultural structures that give it meaning. The central argument in this thesis is that there exists an inherent social acceptance of violence against women due to the unequal gender relations embedded within the socially accepted gendered norms and identities in El Salvador. The empirical data is analyzed within a theoretical framework revolving around agency and structure and how this impacts the reactions to and meanings of violence against women. Violence... (More)
This Bachelor’s thesis is an ethnographic study examining the gendered norms and identities ascribed to men and women and how this impact the meaning accorded to violence against women in El Salvador. Violence is not just a physical act but must be studied in relation to the social and cultural structures that give it meaning. The central argument in this thesis is that there exists an inherent social acceptance of violence against women due to the unequal gender relations embedded within the socially accepted gendered norms and identities in El Salvador. The empirical data is analyzed within a theoretical framework revolving around agency and structure and how this impacts the reactions to and meanings of violence against women. Violence against women in El Salvador is legitimized by a machista culture impregnating all spheres of society. (Less)
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author
Möller Jensen, Sanne LU
supervisor
organization
course
SANK01 20111
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
identity, El Salvador, social anthropology, gender roles, social acceptance, violence against Women
language
English
id
2156535
date added to LUP
2011-09-13 08:05:31
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2011-09-13 08:05:31
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  abstract     = {This Bachelor’s thesis is an ethnographic study examining the gendered norms and identities ascribed to men and women and how this impact the meaning accorded to violence against women in El Salvador. Violence is not just a physical act but must be studied in relation to the social and cultural structures that give it meaning. The central argument in this thesis is that there exists an inherent social acceptance of violence against women due to the unequal gender relations embedded within the socially accepted gendered norms and identities in El Salvador. The empirical data is analyzed within a theoretical framework revolving around agency and structure and how this impacts the reactions to and meanings of violence against women. Violence against women in El Salvador is legitimized by a machista culture impregnating all spheres of society.},
  author       = {Möller Jensen, Sanne},
  keyword      = {identity,El Salvador,social anthropology,gender roles,social acceptance,violence against Women},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Let's not talk about it: Social Acceptance of Violence against Women in El Salvador},
  year         = {2011},
}