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Dominerad av Dominans: en kvalitativ studie om hur pojkar/unga män med rötter i den muslimska världen förhåller sig till etniskt svenska män och vad detta förhållningssätt innebär för deras egna föreställningar om maskulinitet och heder
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2007 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Islamic masculinity which quite often associates with oppression of women has remained an underexaminated category despite its constant presence in the debate on honour related oppression. Honour has primarily been studied from a feminine point of view and theories of masculinity have taken insignificant interest in the issue of honour. The aim of this study is to understand what attitudes boys/young men from the Muslim world have toward native Swedish men and what these attitudes do imply for their own conceptions of masculinity and honour. The ambition of this study is also to make explicit the similarities, differences and connections between honour and masculinity.

The empirical basis of this study consists of twelve interviews with boys/young men from the Muslim world about their notions of honour and masculinity. The theoretical platform arises from theories of masculinities and honour.

Some prominent “patterns” that I have found:

- That religious norms and rules appear to be significant in how the masculine manners of conduct should be adjusted.

- That honour and women as carriers of men’s honour, play a crucial role for the constitution of proper masculinity.

- That the Swedish context and its policy of equality seem to threaten the obviousness of the islamic masculinity

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2007. , 44 p.
Keyword [en]
Masculinity, Honour, Islamic masculinity, Virginity, Honour related oppression
Keyword [sv]
Maskulinitet, Heder, Islamisk maskulinitet, Oskuld, Hedersrelaterat förtryck
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Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-7414OAI: diva2:198224
Available from: 2008-03-06 Created: 2008-03-06Bibliographically approved

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