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Ett litet ord betyder så mycket: Alliansregeringen, Handlingsplanen och betydelseförskjutningarav begreppet mäns våld mot kvinnor
Inst. för socialt arbete, Göteborgs universitet.
Barn- och ungdomsvetenskapliga inst., Stockholms universitet.
2015 (Swedish)In: Sociologisk forskning, ISSN 0038-0342, Vol. 52, no 3, 104 p.257-278 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

A little word may mean so much: Changed meanings of the concept men’s violence against women

This article concerns the process of policymaking in the Swedish political system with a focus on the concept of men’s violence against women. The material analyzed is based on interviews with key civil servants and the Minister of Equality responsible for the ”Action Plan for Combating Men’s Violence Against Women” launched by the right wing government in 2007. The article shows how a shift in the concept of men’s violence against women is achieved through complex negotiations involving the administration staff as well as the political representatives.The outcome is a change from an understanding of the issue as a structural gender power relation problem, to explaining it as related to individual deviations. This change has been made by re-wording and editing out earlier understandings of men’s violence against women as a structural gender power concern in policies and guidelines, so that the concept is framed as something pertaining to groups of vulnerable women with specific individual obstacles. The political goals are then expressed along the lines of providing support for each group’s designated problems, but the connection to gendered power structures is made invisible.

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Falun: Sveriges Sociologförbund , 2015. Vol. 52, no 3, 104 p.257-278 p.
Keyword [en]
discourse theory, men’s violence against women, political theory, power
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Sociology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:du-19493OAI: oai:DiVA.org:du-19493DiVA: diva2:855304
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