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Astrid Schlytter. Foto: Vilhelm Stokstad

Astrid Schlytter

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Works at Department of Social Work
Telephone 08-674 73 58
Email astrid.schlytter@socarb.su.se
Visiting address Sveavägen 160, Sveaplan
Room 761
Postal address Institutionen för socialt arbete 106 91 Stockholm

Publications

A selection from Stockholm University publication database
  • 2016. Astrid Schlytter, Devin Rexvid.
  • 2014. Astrid Schlytter, Devin Rexvid. Barnrätt, 286-300
  • 2014. Iman Hussein (et al.).
  • 2013. Astrid Schlytter, Devin Rexvid. Barn, utsatthet och heder, 51-74
  • 2012. Devin Rexvid, Astrid Schlytter. Genusperspektiv i socialt arbete, 129-152
  • 2012. Astrid Schlytter. Genusperspektiv i socialt arbete, 107-128
  • 2012. Devin Rexvid, Astrid Schlytter. Review of European Studies 4 (2), 22-32

    Background: Honour-related violence and oppression (HRVO) became a public and a state concern in Sweden in the wake of murders of three young women of foreign origin in the late 90’s and early 20's. The Swedish society's focus on girls' and women's exposure to honour-related restrictions and reprisals, overshadowed to some extent, boys’ and young men’s condition in the honour context. Yet in recent years boys’ and young men's dual role as both victims and potential perpetrators in honour culture has received increasing attention in Sweden. In the discussion on how HRVO must be combated, attitude change interventions targeting boys and young men have been emphasized as an important measure.Purpose: The overall aim of this study is to elucidate and compare the participants’ attitudes towards honour, masculinity and virginity in a retrospective perspective i.e. before and after their attendance in an attitude change program.Method: The study is based on a content analysis of individual in-depth and focus group interviews with participants and leaders of an attitude change project called “Sharaf Heroes”.Findings: This study indicates that honour-based norms and values are very persistent which requires both an uncompromising and an arduously intervention targeting attitude change.

  • 2012. Astrid Schlytter. Äkta Makar, 73-88
  • 2011. Astrid Schlytter (et al.).
  • 2010. A Singer, M Jänterä-Jareborg, Astrid Schlytter.
  • 2010. Astrid Schlytter, Hanna Linell. International Journal of Social Welfare 19 (2), 152-161

    The aim of this study was to learn to perceive the indicators of honour-related problems in a girl's everyday life. Our investigation included all girls aged 13-18 years who were about to be taken into care in 2006. The comparative analysis was based on 37 County Court cases in Stockholm County. The girls' exposure to harm in 13 of the 37 cases could be coupled to the demands and values of the honour culture. All the girls in the 'honour' group had been victims of mental abuse; they were more isolated than the girls in the 'other reason' group and none of the girls in the 'honour' group chose to meet their parents in court. We found that the honour culture life situation is new to the social services, which for these girls can mean that they do not have access to the same legal protection as other girls.

  • 2010. Astrid Schlytter. Familj, religion, rätt., 63-83
  • 2009. Astrid Schlytter (et al.).
  • 2009. Astrid Schlytter, Sara Högdin, Devin Rexvid. Gift mot sin vilja
  • 2008. Astrid Schlytter, Hanna Linell.
  • Report Elektra
    2007. Astrid Schlytter, Liv Kanakura.
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Last updated: May 28, 2018

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