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Brännström, Lotta
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Jarnkvist, K. & Brännström, L. (2019). Stories of Victimization: Self-Positioning and Construction of Gender in Narratives of Abused Women. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 34(21-22), 4687-4712
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2019 (English)In: Journal of Interpersonal Violence, ISSN 0886-2605, E-ISSN 1552-6518, Vol. 34, no 21-22, p. 4687-4712Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The objective of this article is to analyze how women who have been victims of intimate partner violence (IPV) position themselves in relation to the image of the “ideal victim” and how gender is constructed in that positioning. There is a need for a gender analysis framework to understand how various forms of femininity are constructed and how narratives linked to this can either maintain a woman in an abusive relationship or encourage her to leave. Christie’s theory of the “ideal victim” and Connell’s gender theory are applied in this study, in which the narratives of 14 female IPV victims in Sweden are analyzed using a narrative method. Three strings of narratives, representing different forms of femininity, are revealed in the material. The master narrative of the ideal victim reveals a form of femininity that describes women as inferior in relation to men. In the alternative narrative, the narrator positions herself as inferior in relation to the offender but discusses resistance. She describes herself as a caring mother who risks a great deal to protect her children. In the counter-narrative, the narrator positions herself as strong and independent in relation to the offender and as a strong and caring mother. The positioning of different narrators may shift depending on the duration of the relationship and the type of violence. The narrator may also take different positions during different phases of the story. However, the dominant narrative among the narrators is the story of the caring mother, which may have several functions and can partially be understood as a sign of the strong discourse of motherhood in society. The study contributes to a more profound understanding of the complexity related to women’s own positioning and reveals that awareness is required when attempting to understand the narratives and behavior of abused women.

National Category
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-29492 (URN)10.1177/0886260516676474 (DOI)000485981400016 ()27827320 (PubMedID)
Available from: 2016-12-09 Created: 2016-12-09 Last updated: 2019-10-17Bibliographically approved
Gillander Gådin, K., Brännström, L., Green, M., Nilsson, S., Ali, A., Wolfe, G. & Hallengren, L. (2018). Efter metoo – unga tjejers perspektiv på våld och sexuella trakasserier och vad vi kan göra åt det. In: : . Paper presented at Almedalsveckan, Almedalen, Visby, 1 juli – 8 juli, 2018.
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2018 (Swedish)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
National Category
Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-35241 (URN)
Conference
Almedalsveckan, Almedalen, Visby, 1 juli – 8 juli, 2018
Available from: 2018-12-17 Created: 2018-12-17 Last updated: 2018-12-17Bibliographically approved
Brännström, L., Giritli Nygren, K., Lidén, G. & Nyhlén, J. (2018). Lived Experiences of Changing Integration Policies:: Immigrant Narratives of Institutional Support and Labour Market Inclusion/Exclusion in Sweden. Nordic Journal of Migration Research, 8(1), 25-34
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Lived Experiences of Changing Integration Policies:: Immigrant Narratives of Institutional Support and Labour Market Inclusion/Exclusion in Sweden
2018 (English)In: Nordic Journal of Migration Research, ISSN 1799-649X, E-ISSN 1799-649X, Vol. 8, no 1, p. 25-34Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study aims to map, locate and make visible the everyday experiences of newly arrived immigrants in government-sponsored integration activities and to trace how these experiences are linked to changes in policy. The study pays particular attention to the dynamic nature of integration and draws links between personal, organisational and policy domains while analysing shifting integration policies from the standpoint of immigrants. Swedish integration policy has undergone vast changes during recent years as the government implements one of the largest changes in Swedish history, beginning in 2010. With this came an emphasis on employment and workfare over welfare. Consequently, the rhetoric of integration in Sweden also changed from what in municipalities was called an introduction to a sense of establishment. By examining the subjective views of immigrants, we discuss the lived experiences of individuals who are subjected to and employed in different occupations due to various integration regimes.

Keywords
Immigrant biography, Integration policy, Sweden, Policy, Labour market
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-32856 (URN)10.1515/njmr-2018-0009 (DOI)000427950500004 ()
Available from: 2018-02-19 Created: 2018-02-19 Last updated: 2019-08-06Bibliographically approved
Brännström, L., Giritli Nygren, K., Nyhlén, S. & Gillander Gådin, K. (2018). TGRAN: A Transnational Study of the Intersections of Rurality, Gender and violence Against Women. In: : . Paper presented at Circles within Circles: Transnational Perspectives on Youth-led Approaches to Addressing Gender-Based Violence, Montebello, Quebec, 8-11 July, 2018.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>TGRAN: A Transnational Study of the Intersections of Rurality, Gender and violence Against Women
2018 (English)Conference paper, Poster (with or without abstract) (Other academic)
National Category
Social Sciences Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-35244 (URN)
Conference
Circles within Circles: Transnational Perspectives on Youth-led Approaches to Addressing Gender-Based Violence, Montebello, Quebec, 8-11 July, 2018
Available from: 2018-12-17 Created: 2018-12-17 Last updated: 2018-12-17Bibliographically approved
Brännström, L. & Nourallah, M. (Eds.). (2017). Disrupted Stories. Sundsvall: Mid Sweden University
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2017 (English)Collection (editor) (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sundsvall: Mid Sweden University, 2017. p. 90
Series
Genusstudier vid Mittuniversitetet, ISSN 1654-5753 ; 11
National Category
Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-29994 (URN)9789188527066 (ISBN)
Available from: 2017-02-06 Created: 2017-02-06 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved
Brännström, L., de Lange, N., Gillander Gådin, K., Giritli Nygren, K., Mitchell, C., Moletsane, R. & Nyhlén, S. (2017). Picturing rurality and its gendered dimension – South Africa vs Sweden. In: : . Paper presented at The IVSA Conference, Montreal, June 18-22, 2017..
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2017 (English)Conference paper, Poster (with or without abstract) (Refereed)
National Category
Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-32162 (URN)
Conference
The IVSA Conference, Montreal, June 18-22, 2017.
Projects
TGRAN
Funder
Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare
Available from: 2017-11-27 Created: 2017-11-27 Last updated: 2017-11-29Bibliographically approved
Brännström, L. & Jarnkvist, K. (2017). Stories of Victimization: Self-Positioning and Construction of Gender in Narratives of Abused Women. In: : . Paper presented at II European Conference on Domestic Violence, Porto, Portugal, 6-9 September 2017.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Stories of Victimization: Self-Positioning and Construction of Gender in Narratives of Abused Women
2017 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
National Category
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-32500 (URN)
Conference
II European Conference on Domestic Violence, Porto, Portugal, 6-9 September 2017
Available from: 2017-12-19 Created: 2017-12-19 Last updated: 2017-12-19Bibliographically approved
Brännström, L., Giritli Nygren, K., Lidén, G. & Nyhlén, J. (2016). Invandring till jobb: Mottagande och etablering bland utrikes födda i Västernorrlands län. Sundsvall: Mittuniversitetet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Invandring till jobb: Mottagande och etablering bland utrikes födda i Västernorrlands län
2016 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sundsvall: Mittuniversitetet, 2016. p. 39
Series
RCR Working Paper Series ; 2016:1
National Category
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-29132 (URN)978-91-88025-83-8 (ISBN)
Available from: 2016-10-26 Created: 2016-10-26 Last updated: 2019-11-20Bibliographically approved
Brännström, L., Giritli Nygren, K., Lidén, G. & Nyhlén, J. (2016). Lived biographies of changing integration regimes: Migrant narratives ofinstitutional support and labor market in/exclusion in Sweden. In: : . Paper presented at the 18th Nordic Migration Conference, Oslo, 11-12 August, 2016. Oslo
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Lived biographies of changing integration regimes: Migrant narratives ofinstitutional support and labor market in/exclusion in Sweden
2016 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study is to explore the interconnection between lived biographies and changing integration policies through migrant narratives on institutional support and labor market experiences. The approach applied in this study allows us to pay particular attention to the dynamic character of integration and to make links between personal, organizational and policy domains, analyzing the shifted integration regimes from the standpoint of migrants. The Swedish politics of integration has during the last year’s undergone vast changes and in 2010, the largest change in the Swedish history of integration policies was performed (etableringsreformen) which meant an increasingly emphasized focus on employment and workfare before welfare and the responsibility for new migrants was transferred from the municipalities to the employment service. As a consequence the rhetoric of integration in Sweden also changed, from what was in municipalities talked about as introduction, to what is now talked about as reception and establishment. By combining immigrants’ subjective views and evaluations with the trajectories of their work biographies, we will discuss changing integration regimes as ‘lived experiences’ of individuals who are subjected to and employed in different occupations that the different integration regimes produces.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oslo: , 2016
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-32315 (URN)
Conference
the 18th Nordic Migration Conference, Oslo, 11-12 August, 2016
Available from: 2017-12-07 Created: 2017-12-07 Last updated: 2018-01-13Bibliographically approved
Brännström, L., Giritli Nygren, K., Lidén, G. & Nyhlén, J. (2016). Röster som borde höras : migranters syn på integrationspolitik. Sundsvall
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2016 (Swedish)Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, pages
Sundsvall: , 2016
Series
Sundsvalls tidning, ISSN 1104-005X
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-29114 (URN)
Funder
Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth
Note

12 oktober

Available from: 2016-10-16 Created: 2016-10-16 Last updated: 2018-01-14Bibliographically approved
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