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En granskning av dominerande våldsdiskurser i svensk rätt: om kvinnors relativa rättslöshet i ett neutralt, objektivt och opartiskt rättssystem

Rosenlind, Eleonor LU (2018) GNVK02 20181
Department of Gender Studies
Abstract
This thesis examines the Swedish court system’s representation of itself as a neutral, objective and unbiased institution. Through previous research and a theoretical framework consisting of feminist perspective on gender, intersectionality and symbolic violence, as well as critical discourse analysis and discursive psychology an otherwise invisible patriarchal core in the court system becomes visible in the three cases that are analysed. Beyond that several male dominated discourses regarded as “neutral” are uncovered and problematised. The effect of the patriarchal core and male dominated discourses can be recognised in the general distrust and suspicion the court show women who have suffered physical and sexual abuse. A central... (More)
This thesis examines the Swedish court system’s representation of itself as a neutral, objective and unbiased institution. Through previous research and a theoretical framework consisting of feminist perspective on gender, intersectionality and symbolic violence, as well as critical discourse analysis and discursive psychology an otherwise invisible patriarchal core in the court system becomes visible in the three cases that are analysed. Beyond that several male dominated discourses regarded as “neutral” are uncovered and problematised. The effect of the patriarchal core and male dominated discourses can be recognised in the general distrust and suspicion the court show women who have suffered physical and sexual abuse. A central conclusion is how the absence of an explicit discussion of gender paradoxically is the very reason that gender can continue to be reproduced in the Swedish court system. (Less)
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author
Rosenlind, Eleonor LU
supervisor
organization
course
GNVK02 20181
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Rape, abuse, verdicts, symbolic violence
language
Swedish
id
8945063
date added to LUP
2018-06-25 14:25:03
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2018-06-25 14:25:03
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  abstract     = {This thesis examines the Swedish court system’s representation of itself as a neutral, objective and unbiased institution. Through previous research and a theoretical framework consisting of feminist perspective on gender, intersectionality and symbolic violence, as well as critical discourse analysis and discursive psychology an otherwise invisible patriarchal core in the court system becomes visible in the three cases that are analysed. Beyond that several male dominated discourses regarded as “neutral” are uncovered and problematised. The effect of the patriarchal core and male dominated discourses can be recognised in the general distrust and suspicion the court show women who have suffered physical and sexual abuse. A central conclusion is how the absence of an explicit discussion of gender paradoxically is the very reason that gender can continue to be reproduced in the Swedish court system.},
  author       = {Rosenlind, Eleonor},
  keyword      = {Rape,abuse,verdicts,symbolic violence},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {En granskning av dominerande våldsdiskurser i svensk rätt: om kvinnors relativa rättslöshet i ett neutralt, objektivt och opartiskt rättssystem},
  year         = {2018},
}