Towards understanding the Nordic paradox : A review of qualitative interview studies on intimate partner violence against women (IPVAW) in Sweden

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Publication Article, review peer-reviewed scientific
Title Towards understanding the Nordic paradox : A review of qualitative interview studies on intimate partner violence against women (IPVAW) in Sweden
Author Wemrell, Maria ; Stjernlöf, Sara ; Aenishänslin, Justine ; Lila, Marisol ; Gracia, Enrique ; Ivert, Anna-Karin
Date 2019
English abstract
Intimate partner violence against women (IPVAW) is a major public health problem in countries around the world, including the Nordic region. Contrary to what would be expected, as the Nordic countries are rated among the most gender equal in the world, survey data suggests that the lifetime prevalence rates of IPVAW in Sweden and neighboring Nordic countries are among the highest in the EU. This phenomenon, which has been termed the Nordic paradox, requires elucidation. The aim of this review is to explore what previous qualitative studies, based on interviews with or field observations of victims, perpetrators, or professionals working in the area, primarily in Sweden, have to teach us about the nature of this paradox. Three interrelated themes are discussed. The first is how gender equality is perceived and addressed as linked, or not, to IPVAW in Swedish research and practice. The second is how violence tends to be othered, for example, through assumptions that violence is perpetrated by foreign rather than Swedish men. The third is how causal mechanisms of IPVAW have been described, typically with reference to norms and dynamics of masculinity, femininity, and heterosexual interaction.
DOI https://doi.org/10.1111/soc4.12699 (link to publisher's fulltext.)
Link https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/soc4.12699 .Icon
Publisher Wiley
Host/Issue Sociology Compass;6
Volume 13
ISSN 1751-9020
Language eng (iso)
Subject Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/28550 Permalink to this page
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