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Hederskultur i skönlitteratur : En analys av boken Vem har sagt något om kärlek? Att bryta sig fri från hedersförtryck

  • Larsson, Klara
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2024
DiVA - Academic Archive On-line
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The purpose of this study is to examine how honor culture and honor-based violence are portrayed for Elaf in the book Vem har sagt något om kärlek?: Att bryta sig fri från hedersförtryck written by Elaf Ali. The research questions for the study are:    1.     How does the development of honor oppression for Elaf progress in the book, from childhood to womanhood? 2.     How is honor oppression manifested in the book? What types of honor oppression are depicted?  3.     How can the descriptions of honor oppression in the book be explained using socialization theory?    The theoretical framework used in this thesis is socialization theory, with key concepts including primary socialization, secondary socialization, primary socialization agents, and secondary socialization agents. The method employed in the study is qualitative content analysis. Previous research related to the subject has indicated a lack of comprehensive studies on the expressions of honor of culture and has shown that honor oppression has a stronger connection to culture rather than religion. The results of the study indicate that the starting point of honor oppression in Elafs life occurs when she gets her first menstruation and becomes a woman, and it develops alongside her growth. Culture of honor in Elafs life manifests in four different forms: control, prohibition, threats, and violence. Regarding the third research question, the descriptions of honor oppression can be explained by noting that in the early stages of Elafs life, primary socialization and primary socialization agents play a significant role. However, as she is exposed to secondary socializations and secondary socialization agents, the importance of the primary ones diminishes. 

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