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Män som offer i skuggan av den maskulina fasaden : en genusanalys av den mediala framställningen om kvinnors våld mot män i nära relation

Meleounis, Jacqueline LU (2015) MRSG31 20142
Human Rights Studies
Abstract
This study examines the medial portrayal of male victimization in domestic violence and factors of gender constructions exhibited by two Swedish newspapers. In order to balance the one-dimensional perception that only women could be subject to victimization, this study aims to advance the understanding of women's violence against men in intimate relationships. Hence, a more gender-equal approach to domestic violence is provided and discussed. The theoretical approach of this study is based on gender theory with a particular focus on masculinity and male victims. In order to address the research objectives, a qualitative content analysis was performed. Four key categories were identified discussing (1) the character of the domestic... (More)
This study examines the medial portrayal of male victimization in domestic violence and factors of gender constructions exhibited by two Swedish newspapers. In order to balance the one-dimensional perception that only women could be subject to victimization, this study aims to advance the understanding of women's violence against men in intimate relationships. Hence, a more gender-equal approach to domestic violence is provided and discussed. The theoretical approach of this study is based on gender theory with a particular focus on masculinity and male victims. In order to address the research objectives, a qualitative content analysis was performed. Four key categories were identified discussing (1) the character of the domestic violence, (2) the male victim’s defence against the domestic violence, (3) society’s response to male victims, and (4) the consequences of women’s violence on the male victim. Overall, this study shows that masculinity is a flexible concept undergoing a change limited by cultural learning and social expectations. Women’s violence against men has therefore created a friction between victimization and the masculine ideal. This prevents men from being identified as true victims in society. (Less)
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Meleounis, Jacqueline LU
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MRSG31 20142
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L2 - 2nd term paper (old degree order)
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Domestic violence against men, female perpetrator, male victim, masculinity, masculine ideal, gender, social constructivism
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Swedish
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4930091
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  abstract     = {This study examines the medial portrayal of male victimization in domestic violence and factors of gender constructions exhibited by two Swedish newspapers. In order to balance the one-dimensional perception that only women could be subject to victimization, this study aims to advance the understanding of women's violence against men in intimate relationships. Hence, a more gender-equal approach to domestic violence is provided and discussed. The theoretical approach of this study is based on gender theory with a particular focus on masculinity and male victims. In order to address the research objectives, a qualitative content analysis was performed. Four key categories were identified discussing (1) the character of the domestic violence, (2) the male victim’s defence against the domestic violence, (3) society’s response to male victims, and (4) the consequences of women’s violence on the male victim. Overall, this study shows that masculinity is a flexible concept undergoing a change limited by cultural learning and social expectations. Women’s violence against men has therefore created a friction between victimization and the masculine ideal. This prevents men from being identified as true victims in society.},
  author       = {Meleounis, Jacqueline},
  keyword      = {Domestic violence against men,female perpetrator,male victim,masculinity,masculine ideal,gender,social constructivism},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Män som offer i skuggan av den maskulina fasaden : en genusanalys av den mediala framställningen om kvinnors våld mot män i nära relation},
  year         = {2015},
}