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Unga mäns perspektiv på heder och hedernormer  - en kvalitativ studie
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2010 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Young men´s perspective concerning honour and honour-norms. A qualitative study   (English)
Abstract [en]

The honour norm is strong within the Middle East but is scattered all over the world. As a result of immigration, the honorary context has become more established in Sweden. Violence, committed in the name of honour, is commonly executed by male family members. Thus, young men are forced, in some degree, to participate in the oppression and control of their sisters. Violence exercised in the name of honour, can be traced back to the patriarchal family system in which woman are subordinate to men. The purpose of this study is to highlight the young men's subjective perspective to honour and honour-related violence, as well as if they have managed to distance themselves from it. In the study, interviews are conducted with four young men. The results obtained show that some of the young men have an ambivalent attitude to certain matters relating to honour and what is not acceptable female behaviour. The results reveal that certain parts of the patriarchal thinking are identified in the opinions of some of the young men interviewed. Further, the results also suggest that education and community action are essential for the discussion of honour and the honour norm, in order to create change.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. , 51 p.
Keyword [en]
young men, honour, honour norm/honour tradition, honour related violence, patriarchal family system, integration.
Keyword [sv]
unga män, heder, hedersnorm/hederstradition, hedersrelaterat våld, patriarkala familjestrukturer, integration
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Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-53362OAI: diva2:390589
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2011-02-01 Created: 2011-01-22 Last updated: 2011-02-01Bibliographically approved

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