Gender Integration and the Swedish Armed Forces: The Case of Sexual Harassment and Prostitution

Daniel Marcus Sunil Gustafsson

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    This paper discusses different gender aspects of the Swedish Armed Forces with specific references to sexual harassment and prostitution. By using the concept of Hegemonic Masculinity, sexual harassment of the women in the Swedish Armed Forces is explained in terms of a need of the men within the organisation to reinforce the notion of women as inferior and subordinate to men, whereby the external hegemony is believed to be restored. Likewise, male Swedish peacekeepers’ demand for prostitution during international peacekeeping missions is explained in terms of a need to confirm manhood and as homo-social bonding. The paper ends by discussing the gender integration strategy of the Swedish Armed Forces.
    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    UdgivelsesstedAalborg
    UdgiverFREIA - Center for Kønsforskning, Institut for Historie, Internationale Studier og Samfundsforhold, Aalborg Universitet
    Antal sider36
    DOI
    StatusUdgivet - 2006
    NavnFREIA's tekstserie
    Nummer62
    ISSN0907-2179

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