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Forced Marriage as it appears in Sweden
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies.
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies.
2012 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The aim of this bachelor essay was to study the phenomenon of forced marriage among women who are living in Sweden with another ethnic and cultural background than Swedes. To investigate different kinds of marriage settings, the honor culture, honor violence and murder in connection to forced marriage. The following question has been formulated: What are the respondent’s experiences and/or interpretation of the phenomenon of forced marriage? Five interviews have been conducted with women who have different interpretations, experiences or knowledge within the phenomenon of forced marriage, such as own experiences, experiences from family members and knowledge from professionals. Radical feministic theory was used for the interpretation of the result. The result shows that the women in the study shared many opinions regarding the consequences, interpretations and experiences connected to the phenomenon such as limited freedom and lack of education and employment opportunities.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 48 p.
Institutionen för humaniora och samhällsvetenskaps skriftserie, ISSN 1653-7130
Keyword [en]
Forced marriage, Arranged marriage, Honor, Culture, Violence
National Category
Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-13382Archive number: SGSMKINSA-V12-5OAI: diva2:567445
Subject / course
Social work
Educational program
Social work – specialisation in international social work (in eng)
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2012-11-14 Created: 2012-11-13 Last updated: 2013-01-25Bibliographically approved

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