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Masculinity and privilege - Analyzing corruption in Vietnam

Borgström, Joel LU (2012) SIMV01 20121
Graduate School
Abstract (Swedish)
The purpose of this thesis is to discuss and analyze how constructions of masculinity and femininity are intertwined with land-related corruption in Vietnam. Drawing on masculinity theory and Nancy Fraser’s conceptualization of institutionalized injustice and participatory parity the thesis examines the relation between kinship systems and corruption and whether corruption leads to increased use of traditional norms for allocating land.
Based on fieldwork in Vietnam where interviews with 26 persons and several focus group sessions were completed, the thesis is inspired by ethnographic methods. The analysis concludes that although there are many contradictions concerning contemporary constructions of masculinity and femininity, masculine... (More)
The purpose of this thesis is to discuss and analyze how constructions of masculinity and femininity are intertwined with land-related corruption in Vietnam. Drawing on masculinity theory and Nancy Fraser’s conceptualization of institutionalized injustice and participatory parity the thesis examines the relation between kinship systems and corruption and whether corruption leads to increased use of traditional norms for allocating land.
Based on fieldwork in Vietnam where interviews with 26 persons and several focus group sessions were completed, the thesis is inspired by ethnographic methods. The analysis concludes that although there are many contradictions concerning contemporary constructions of masculinity and femininity, masculine privilege remain a bearing part of allocating and controlling land. This is, in turn, discussed as potentially amplifying corruption levels through a legitimization of inequality and discrimination. (Less)
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author
Borgström, Joel LU
supervisor
organization
course
SIMV01 20121
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Vietnam, corruption, masculinity, privilege, land, gender
language
English
id
3048308
date added to LUP
2012-09-04 11:21:23
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2012-09-04 11:21:23
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  abstract     = {The purpose of this thesis is to discuss and analyze how constructions of masculinity and femininity are intertwined with land-related corruption in Vietnam. Drawing on masculinity theory and Nancy Fraser’s conceptualization of institutionalized injustice and participatory parity the thesis examines the relation between kinship systems and corruption and whether corruption leads to increased use of traditional norms for allocating land.
Based on fieldwork in Vietnam where interviews with 26 persons and several focus group sessions were completed, the thesis is inspired by ethnographic methods. The analysis concludes that although there are many contradictions concerning contemporary constructions of masculinity and femininity, masculine privilege remain a bearing part of allocating and controlling land. This is, in turn, discussed as potentially amplifying corruption levels through a legitimization of inequality and discrimination.},
  author       = {Borgström, Joel},
  keyword      = {Vietnam,corruption,masculinity,privilege,land,gender},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Masculinity and privilege - Analyzing corruption in Vietnam},
  year         = {2012},
}