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Konkurrensen om offerrollen i överlevandes berättelser efter kriget i Bosnien
Lund University. (Kriminal- och socialvetenskapligt nätverk)ORCID iD: 0000-0001-6151-0934
2014 (Swedish)In: Tidsskrift for samfunnsforskning, ISSN 0040-716X, E-ISSN 1504-291X, Vol. 55, no 2, 203-228 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of this article is to analyse verbally portrayed experiences of 27 survivors of the 1990’s war in northwestern Bosnia. My focus is on describing how the interviewees portray the social phenomenon of «victimhood» and on analysing the discursive patterns that contribute to construction of the category «victim». When, after the war, different actors claim this «victim» status, it sparks a competition for victimhood. The competition between categories seems to take place on a symbolic level. By reproducing this competition for the victim role, all demarcations, which were played out so skilfully during the war, are kept alive.

Abstract [sv]

I denna artikel analyseras muntligt gestaltade erfarenheter hos 27 överlevande efter kriget i nordvästra Bosnien under 1990-talet. Syftet är att dels beskriva hur de intervjuade framställer det sociala fenomenet «offerskap», dels analysera diskursiva mönster som medverkar i konstruktionen av kategorin «offer». Aktörernas anspråk på statusen «offer» skapar en konkurrens om offerrollen efter kriget. Konkurrensen mellan kategorierna tycks utspela sig på en symbolisk nivå. Reproducerandet av konkurrens om offerrollen tycks upprätthålla de gränsdragningar som spelades ut så tydligt under kriget.

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2014. Vol. 55, no 2, 203-228 p.
Keyword [en]
victim, crime, war, victimhood, perpetrator, Bosnia, sociology
Keyword [sv]
Bosnien, krig, offerskap, brott, förövare, offer, sociologi
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Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
Research subject
Pedagogics and Educational Sciences, Special Education; Social Sciences, Peace and Development Studies; Social Sciences, Social Psychology; Social Sciences, Social Work; Social Sciences, Sociology; Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-48137OAI: diva2:878009
Available from: 2015-12-08 Created: 2015-12-07 Last updated: 2016-02-17Bibliographically approved

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