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dc.contributor.supervisor Woolford, Andrew (Sociology) en_US
dc.contributor.author Sorensen, Tina A.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-09-10T18:03:47Z
dc.date.available 2011-09-10T18:03:47Z
dc.date.issued 2011-09-10
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/4881
dc.description.abstract This thesis explores media reporting on wartime sexual violence against men, set against commonly-held notions of gender and masculinity, to uncover how male sexual victimization is constructed and discussed. A discourse analysis of several daily newspapers was conducted. Findings show that there was little sustained discussion to analyse; martial sexual violence against men was referred to more often than expected, but descriptions were fleeting and limited in terms of the information provided. An examination of media reporting on female rape during conflicts emerged from this analysis, and we see a clear difference in the way the media reports about sexual victimization of male and female victims. It was concluded that the way in which male and female sexual victimization is reported is influenced and shaped by gender stereotypes, contains gendered language, and contributes to the perpetuation of both male and female rape myths. en_US
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject sexual en_US
dc.subject violence en_US
dc.subject gender en_US
dc.subject masculinity en_US
dc.subject torture en_US
dc.subject war en_US
dc.subject feminist en_US
dc.subject theory en_US
dc.subject media en_US
dc.subject discourse en_US
dc.title Compromised masculinities: issues surrounding rape and sexual torture of men in conflict situations en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.degree.discipline Sociology en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Powell, Christopher (Sociology) Muller, Adam (English, Film, and Theatre) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Arts (M.A.) en_US
dc.description.note October 2011 en_US


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