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Drugge, Ulf
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Byrman, G. & Drugge, U. (2017). Male offenders disclaiming accountability: A gender perspective on texts about domestic violence from two centuries. Paper presented at Report from the 9th Nordic Conference on Language and Gender. HumaNetten (38)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Male offenders disclaiming accountability: A gender perspective on texts about domestic violence from two centuries
2017 (English)In: HumaNetten, E-ISSN 1403-2279, no 38Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim is to study how the words and the actions of the parties are presented in written reports and how we understand the cases and the violence, and what the cases convey about the society in which the texts were produced, i.e. what roles do the texts play in the legal process of the nineteenth century and in the twenty-first viewed in a comparative, gender perspective. We will address the following research questions: What are the structure and themes in the texts, and how do they influence the comprehension of what has happened in the cases? How does the suspect speak about the crime he is suspected of?

The structure, language and content are examined in written records of suspects’ verbal defences of their criminal offences against women with whom they have a close relationship, but also the themes the texts contain and how the texts are structured on a macro level, as a transparent macro structure can make a text easier to read and understand.

The results in this study indicate a relativisation of the hierarchy between women and men in the older texts, since the man is weakened by ending up on trial. Although women and men are more equal than 150 years ago, the dichotomy and the hierarchy in contemporary texts still prevail and there is not yet full equality, although the gender contract has been renegotiated in different ways over the years due to changes in law and society. However we can also interpret the results from this study in the light of Mattsson’s and Hydén’s framework on domestic violence, which highlights how the tension of violence, power and gender is making it difficult to make visible violence and women’s vulnerability. Where the violence is based on different perspectives and are divided on the issue of how violence is understood. The line between perspectives that are based on a structural and relational understanding of the violence. The structural feminist perspective gives prominence to the gender dimension of violence as a structural expression of male superiority and female subordination. The relational understanding places less emphasis on power relations and more on violence as the result of conflict between the two parties, and Hydén takes a stand in a feminist perspective which she combines with a social psychological understanding, which emphasizes the root of evil violence – the quarrel. The woman in the relationship has the opportunity of assuming a position of power, because she has reasons to leave the relationship. We can conclude that there is a tendency to similar explanations for the generated violence in the studied cases, both the old and modern. Today most cases of domestic violence are dropped and never get to trial in Sweden, which is a problem for the legal security of the citizens and for communities in general governed by law. The tendency that a majority of cases of domestic violence are dismissed is an embarrassing fact, since Sweden has a reputation for being a society with equal opportunities. The low rate of prosecution makes it a gender issue that should be addressed. How the gender relations in this discourse will be negotiated in the future, and how the Swedish legal system will deal with cases of domestic violence, remains open.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Växjö: Linnaeus University Press, 2017
Keywords
gender perspective, disclaiming accountability, legal texts, domestic violence
National Category
Specific Languages
Research subject
Humanities, Swedish; Social Sciences, Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-61022 (URN)10.15626/hn.20173806 (DOI)
Conference
Report from the 9th Nordic Conference on Language and Gender
Available from: 2017-02-28 Created: 2017-02-28 Last updated: 2018-01-13Bibliographically approved
Drugge, U. (2013). Public affairs, privacy, and family stress: a case study in rural northern Sweden in the mid-nineteenth century. The History of the Family, 18(1), 68-82
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Public affairs, privacy, and family stress: a case study in rural northern Sweden in the mid-nineteenth century
2013 (English)In: The History of the Family, ISSN 1081-602X, E-ISSN 1873-5398, Vol. 18, no 1, p. 68-82Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article is a case study based on court records. What seems initially to be a petty theft gives rise to remarkable events. Affairs that are initially private later become public. Various events in and around the court throw light upon the way court and community respond to family stress in a mid-nineteenth century rural northern Swedish community. Testimonies by a large number of witnesses in court reveal a society in transition with elements of a money market, which means here a huge amount of ready money in circulation and arenas ready to shelter private transactions.

Keywords
family stress, northern Sweden, mid-nineteenth century, court records, privacy, rural community, social transition, introductory period of industrialism
National Category
Sociology
Research subject
Social Sciences, Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-27596 (URN)10.1080/1081602X.2013.791633 (DOI)000320079200005 ()2-s2.0-84878541124 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2013-07-18 Created: 2013-07-18 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved
Drugge, U. (2011). Kvinnor dömda 1860-1890 till spinnhus: Levnadsvillkor och efterföljande livschanser. Paper presented at Historikermötet i Göteborg den 5-7 maj, 2011.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Kvinnor dömda 1860-1890 till spinnhus: Levnadsvillkor och efterföljande livschanser
2011 (Swedish)Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
National Category
History
Research subject
Humanities, History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-11683 (URN)
Conference
Historikermötet i Göteborg den 5-7 maj, 2011
Available from: 2011-05-13 Created: 2011-05-13 Last updated: 2011-07-14Bibliographically approved
Drugge, U. (2009). Crime and Psychiatry in Problematic Coexistence: Four Domestic Homicides and the Nineteenth-Century Courts. Journal of Scandinavian Studies in Criminology and Crime Prevention, 10(1), 55-74
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Crime and Psychiatry in Problematic Coexistence: Four Domestic Homicides and the Nineteenth-Century Courts
2009 (English)In: Journal of Scandinavian Studies in Criminology and Crime Prevention, ISSN 1404-3858, E-ISSN 1651-2340, Vol. 10, no 1, p. 55-74Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Research subject
Social Sciences, Sociology; Humanities, History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-1948 (URN)
Available from: 2010-04-06 Created: 2010-04-06 Last updated: 2017-12-12Bibliographically approved
Drugge, U. (2009). Kulturell hegemoni, etnicitet och underdånighet - om arbetsstugor i Norrbotten vid 1900-talets början. RIG: Kulturhistorisk tidskrift (3), 129-144
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Kulturell hegemoni, etnicitet och underdånighet - om arbetsstugor i Norrbotten vid 1900-talets början
2009 (Swedish)In: RIG: Kulturhistorisk tidskrift, ISSN 0035-5267, E-ISSN 2002-3863, no 3, p. 129-144Article in journal (Refereed) Published
National Category
Sociology
Research subject
Social Sciences, Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-2102 (URN)
Available from: 2010-04-06 Created: 2010-04-06 Last updated: 2017-12-12Bibliographically approved
Drugge, U. (2009). Om arbetsstugor i Norrbotten vid 1900-talets början. In: . Paper presented at Konferens i kultursociologi, University of Växjö, Sweden.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Om arbetsstugor i Norrbotten vid 1900-talets början
2009 (Swedish)Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Research subject
Social Sciences, Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-5355 (URN)
Conference
Konferens i kultursociologi, University of Växjö, Sweden
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Available from: 2010-04-29 Created: 2010-04-29 Last updated: 2012-12-20Bibliographically approved
Drugge, U. (2008). Den fattige och förnöjsamme. Krisbiografier och social ordning i svenskt 1800-tal. Sociologisk forskning, 1, 7-26
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Den fattige och förnöjsamme. Krisbiografier och social ordning i svenskt 1800-tal
2008 (Swedish)In: Sociologisk forskning, ISSN 0038-0342, Vol. 1, p. 7-26Article in journal (Refereed) Published
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Social Sciences, Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-1617 (URN)
Available from: 2010-04-06 Created: 2010-04-06 Last updated: 2017-12-12Bibliographically approved
Drugge, U. (2008). Family Trauma Through Generations: Incest and Domestic Violence in Rural Sweden in the Nineteenth Century. Journal of Family History, 33(4), 411-429
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Family Trauma Through Generations: Incest and Domestic Violence in Rural Sweden in the Nineteenth Century
2008 (English)In: Journal of Family History, ISSN 0363-1990, E-ISSN 1552-5473, Vol. 33, no 4, p. 411-429Article in journal (Refereed) Published
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Social Sciences, Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-1830 (URN)
Available from: 2010-04-06 Created: 2010-04-06 Last updated: 2017-12-12Bibliographically approved
Drugge, U. (2008). Hustrumord, genusordning och svenskt 1800-tal. In: . Paper presented at The 24th Conference of the Nordic Sociological Association, University of Aarhus, Denmark, 14-17 August.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Hustrumord, genusordning och svenskt 1800-tal
2008 (Swedish)Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Research subject
Social Sciences, Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-5432 (URN)
Conference
The 24th Conference of the Nordic Sociological Association, University of Aarhus, Denmark, 14-17 August
Note
Nummer: Available from: 2010-04-29 Created: 2010-04-29 Last updated: 2012-01-03Bibliographically approved
Drugge, U. (2008). Sockengång, utsatthet och motstånd. In: Hans Swärd och Marie-Anne Egerö (Ed.), Villkorandets politik: fattigdomens premisser och samhällets åtgärder - då och nu (pp. 201-209). Malmö: Egalité Förlag
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Sockengång, utsatthet och motstånd
2008 (Swedish)In: Villkorandets politik: fattigdomens premisser och samhällets åtgärder - då och nu / [ed] Hans Swärd och Marie-Anne Egerö, Malmö: Egalité Förlag , 2008, p. 201-209Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Malmö: Egalité Förlag, 2008
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Social Sciences, Sociology; Social Sciences, Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-4127 (URN)978-91-976577-4-7 (ISBN)
Available from: 2010-04-27 Created: 2010-04-27 Last updated: 2014-06-11Bibliographically approved
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