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Våldsbilden mot Ugandas gatubarn

Hultkvist, Philippa LU (2015) MRSG31 20142
Human Rights Studies
Abstract
With reference to the exposure and violence Ugandan street children are effected by, this paper aims to form an understanding as well as provide insight on the construction of the concepts “violence” and “pain” in the discursive field of Ugandan street children. It then aims to place the findings in Jonathan Wolff and Avner De-Shalit's function theory. Ernesto Laclau and Chantal Mouffe’s discourse theory will be applied as a method in the first part of the investigation and analysis, in order to answer the problem formulation 1) how the concepts "violence" and "pain" are constructed in Human Rights Watch report "'Where Do You Want Us to Go?' Abuses against Street Children in Uganda" (2014). The analysis concludes that the concepts are... (More)
With reference to the exposure and violence Ugandan street children are effected by, this paper aims to form an understanding as well as provide insight on the construction of the concepts “violence” and “pain” in the discursive field of Ugandan street children. It then aims to place the findings in Jonathan Wolff and Avner De-Shalit's function theory. Ernesto Laclau and Chantal Mouffe’s discourse theory will be applied as a method in the first part of the investigation and analysis, in order to answer the problem formulation 1) how the concepts "violence" and "pain" are constructed in Human Rights Watch report "'Where Do You Want Us to Go?' Abuses against Street Children in Uganda" (2014). The analysis concludes that the concepts are complex. The concept construction indicates that the street children are not held accountable for the violence and pain they are subjected to and that the forms of violence and pain are of both physical and psychological nature. In the third part of the analysis the results are placed in Wolff and De-Shalit's function theory in order to further examine 2) how the implementation of Human Rights Watch conceptual construction can be interpreted based on the function theory. "Violence" and "pain" are related to the function theory’s high-weight functions bodily integrity and affiliation. The analysis is concluded with a shorter discussion on how addressing the lack of realization of bodily integrity and affiliation can be key in improving the situation of Ugandan street children. (Less)
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Hultkvist, Philippa LU
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MRSG31 20142
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type
L2 - 2nd term paper (old degree order)
subject
keywords
street children, violence, pain, Human Rights Watch, capability approach, discourse theory
language
Swedish
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4927638
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2015-02-12 17:25:34
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  abstract     = {With reference to the exposure and violence Ugandan street children are effected by, this paper aims to form an understanding as well as provide insight on the construction of the concepts “violence” and “pain” in the discursive field of Ugandan street children. It then aims to place the findings in Jonathan Wolff and Avner De-Shalit's function theory. Ernesto Laclau and Chantal Mouffe’s discourse theory will be applied as a method in the first part of the investigation and analysis, in order to answer the problem formulation 1) how the concepts "violence" and "pain" are constructed in Human Rights Watch report "'Where Do You Want Us to Go?' Abuses against Street Children in Uganda" (2014). The analysis concludes that the concepts are complex. The concept construction indicates that the street children are not held accountable for the violence and pain they are subjected to and that the forms of violence and pain are of both physical and psychological nature. In the third part of the analysis the results are placed in Wolff and De-Shalit's function theory in order to further examine 2) how the implementation of Human Rights Watch conceptual construction can be interpreted based on the function theory. "Violence" and "pain" are related to the function theory’s high-weight functions bodily integrity and affiliation. The analysis is concluded with a shorter discussion on how addressing the lack of realization of bodily integrity and affiliation can be key in improving the situation of Ugandan street children.},
  author       = {Hultkvist, Philippa},
  keyword      = {street children,violence,pain,Human Rights Watch,capability approach,discourse theory},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Våldsbilden mot Ugandas gatubarn},
  year         = {2015},
}