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In the name of action against "honour-related" violence: National nations, gender, and boundaries in the Swedish school's ambitions to combat violence and oppression
Linköping University, REMESO - Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society. Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
2011 (English)In: Nordic Journal of Migration Research, ISSN 1799-649X, Vol. 1, no 3, 126-136 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

‘Honour-relataed’ violence and oppression has become an important issue for various social institutions in Sweden during the last decade. The school is one of these and has been awarded a particular responsibility to detect and take action against this violence. Aside from a few studies, knowledge remains however limited regarding how professionals in various institutions take measures against this violence. In this article I examine how the school’s mission to combat ‘honour-related’ violence and oppression has evolved into a practice permeated by national notions. With the support of empirical examples, I will show how efforts to ‘honour-related’ violence are based on ideas of ‘Swedish’ values, national borders and gender, and how this become tools for production of exclusion and inclusion. Attention is also given to how boys and girls who are brought together with an ‘honour cultural’ background are attributed to different positions in the ‘Swedish’ Community. The study referenced is based on interviews with student welfare staff, participant observations on training days for school staff about ‘honour-related’ violence and document studies.

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2011. Vol. 1, no 3, 126-136 p.
Keyword [en]
gender, honour-related violence, nation, school, values
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Other Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-73558DOI: 10.2478/v10202-011-0018-9OAI: diva2:474398
Available from: 2012-01-09 Created: 2012-01-09 Last updated: 2012-01-17

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