Berättelser om sexuellt våld i feministisk forskning

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Publication Article, peer reviewed scientific
Title Berättelser om sexuellt våld i feministisk forskning
Author(s) Edgren, Monika
Date 2011
English abstract
This article deals with feminist research on narratives of sexual violence. The selection of research for the discussion rests on two themes. One is about the problematic distinction between victim and perpetrator and the other about discourses based on the distinction between us and them. On an individual level there is always a victim but on a structural level the victim and perpetrator need to be contextualised and disconnected from normative understandings in order to grasp the full complexity of power and resistance. The article demonstrates, by examples from different genres, that our understanding of sexual violence is dependent on historical discourses. Narratives of sexual violence can, since they are dependent on historical discourses, stage the social contradictions which they in fact themselves are part of. Rape discourses might therefore be overdetermined by racism and nationalism. Narratives of experiences of sexual violence consequently rely on available discourses. A historical perspective reveals what was possible to articulate in a certain time and a certain place, how experiences differ and how subjectivity changes.
Publisher Linköpings universitet. Tema genus
Host/Issue Tidksrift för genusvetenskap;4
ISSN 1654-5443
Pages 115-134
Language swe (iso)
Subject(s) narratives
sexual violence
rape
war
masculinity
victim
perpetrator
Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH AREAS
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/13426 (link to this page)

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