Essays about: "victimisation"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 11 essays containing the word victimisation.

  1. 1. 'Dangerous Beauty' : a feminist analysis of the U.S. and the U.K. media’s portrayal of female soldiers through the case of Private First Class Lynndie England

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Mänskliga rättigheter

    Author : Frida Bergqvist; [2018]
    Keywords : Military; female soldiers; Lynndie England; U.S. media; U.K. media; militarised femininity; deductive content analysis; victimisation; demonisation; trivialisation; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : The aim of this thesis is to understand how, and why, the media is sustaining traditional gender norms in their portrayal of female soldiers. The primary material of the study consists of articles published by newspapers in the United States and the United Kingdom, describing PFC. Lynndie England and her actions in the Abu Ghraib scandal. READ MORE

  2. 2. Freedom from Liability : A study of rebel financing through natural resources and its impact on sexual violence against civilians

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Institutionen för freds- och konfliktforskning

    Author : Herman Wieselgren; [2018]
    Keywords : civilian victimisation; armed conflict; sexual violence; natural resources; accountability;

    Abstract : The scholarly field on rebel use of sexual violence in armed conflict is divided. While some scholars argue that it principally occurs as a conscious strategy, a weapon of war, others argue that it is primarily a consequence of asymmetrical gender power relations. READ MORE

  3. 3. Experiencing the “worst period of her life” : A critical analysis of women´s portrayal in humanitarian aid campaigns

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Teologiska institutionen

    Author : Emy Lynch; [2018]
    Keywords : Humanitarian action; humanitarian aid campaigns; women´s representation; bare life; Agamben; the DRC;

    Abstract : Women and children are often the focus of humanitarian aid campaigns, generally considered to be the main victims of humanitarian emergencies. Previous research has explored the portrayal of victims within humanitarian action, focusing on humanitarian images, and how humanitarianism portrays the refugee. READ MORE

  4. 4. ‘Martyrs and Heroines’ vs. ‘Victims and Suicide Attackers’. A Critical Discourse Analysis of YPJ’s and the UK media representations of the YPJ’s ideological agency

    University essay from Malmö universitet/Kultur och samhälle

    Author : Amelie Malmgren; Michelle Fabiana Palharini; [2018]
    Keywords : YPJ; UK media; media representations; Critical Discourse Analysis CDA ; Postcolonial studies; hegemonic discourse; sensationalism; victimisation; Kurdish female fighters;

    Abstract : The present thesis compares media representations of Yekîneyên Parastina Jin (YPJ or the Women’s Protection Units), an all-female Kurdish military organisation, in British media versus the organisation’s own media outlets, with the aim to see how they differ, more specifically in terms of representations of their ideological agency. By utilizing critical discourse analysis (CDA) in combination with postcolonial theory, the media construction of four soldiers’ deaths have been scrutinized in 30 media texts in order to provide a deeper understanding of the hegemonic discourses and sociocultural practices which underpin these constructions. READ MORE

  5. 5. Contested identity, contested struggle : A critical discourse analysis on victim-agent narratives regarding commercial sex in Thailand

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Statsvetenskapliga institutionen

    Author : Emma Aler; [2018]
    Keywords : Agency; Victimisation; Agent-Victim Framework; Commercial Sex; Sex Work; Postcolonialism; Feminist Theory; Thailand;

    Abstract : This thesis examines how efforts regarding the commercial sex industry in Thailand can be positioned in relation to an agent-victim framework. In the context of the expanding sex industry in Thailand, it becomes relevant to look at how efforts regarding it risks reproducing notions of ‘the prostitute’ as the victimised Other, and thus reinforcing neo-colonialism. READ MORE