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Kvinnan bakom våldet - En kvalitativ studie om kvinnor som blivit utsatta för hedersrelaterat våld

Kaakati, Ammal LU and Shamekhi, Sahar LU (2016) SOPA63 20152
School of Social Work
Abstract
The aim of this study was to examine life stories narrated in autobiographies by women, who have been the subjects of honour-based violence. The aim of this study was also to analyse which representations and consequences/implications narratives delineated have in the general comprehension of this specific kind of violence. In using a narrative method we chose to take a qualitative, and constructivist path. We studied four autobiographies, all written by women who have been the subjects of honour-based violence.
Postcolonial theory was used as the theoretical framework applied to the analysis. The result of the study showed that honour was described to be a matter of life and death and that honour-based violence was often seen as a... (More)
The aim of this study was to examine life stories narrated in autobiographies by women, who have been the subjects of honour-based violence. The aim of this study was also to analyse which representations and consequences/implications narratives delineated have in the general comprehension of this specific kind of violence. In using a narrative method we chose to take a qualitative, and constructivist path. We studied four autobiographies, all written by women who have been the subjects of honour-based violence.
Postcolonial theory was used as the theoretical framework applied to the analysis. The result of the study showed that honour was described to be a matter of life and death and that honour-based violence was often seen as a problem that occurs in ‘other cultures’, rather than in the western culture. Hence, the violence was framed as a phenomenon that was not visualized as a problem among the European society. According to the narratives delineated, when the women that had been subjected of honour-based violence turned to the social services to get help, they didn’t get the help they needed, because of a lack of understanding regarding similar issues. The conclusion of the study was that there is a need for more information and understanding of honour-based violence, in order for the social services to meet and help their clients in the best possible way.

Keywords: Honour-based violence, ‘other cultures’, social services (Less)
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Kaakati, Ammal LU and Shamekhi, Sahar LU
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SOPA63 20152
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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Honour-based violence, ‘other cultures’, social services
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Swedish
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8520176
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  abstract     = {The aim of this study was to examine life stories narrated in autobiographies by women, who have been the subjects of honour-based violence. The aim of this study was also to analyse which representations and consequences/implications narratives delineated have in the general comprehension of this specific kind of violence. In using a narrative method we chose to take a qualitative, and constructivist path. We studied four autobiographies, all written by women who have been the subjects of honour-based violence. 
Postcolonial theory was used as the theoretical framework applied to the analysis. The result of the study showed that honour was described to be a matter of life and death and that honour-based violence was often seen as a problem that occurs in ‘other cultures’, rather than in the western culture. Hence, the violence was framed as a phenomenon that was not visualized as a problem among the European society. According to the narratives delineated, when the women that had been subjected of honour-based violence turned to the social services to get help, they didn’t get the help they needed, because of a lack of understanding regarding similar issues. The conclusion of the study was that there is a need for more information and understanding of honour-based violence, in order for the social services to meet and help their clients in the best possible way.

Keywords: Honour-based violence, ‘other cultures’, social services},
  author       = {Kaakati, Ammal and Shamekhi, Sahar},
  keyword      = {Honour-based violence,‘other cultures’,social services},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Kvinnan bakom våldet - En kvalitativ studie om kvinnor som blivit utsatta för hedersrelaterat våld},
  year         = {2016},
}