Betydelser av könsstympning hos migrerade minoriteter i Sverige

En feministisk våldsforskningsanalys


  • Sofia Strid Örebro universitet



feministisk våldsforskning, kvinnlig omskärelse, genus, migration, minoriteter


The article examines meanings and attitudes to female genital mutilation among migrated minorities in Sweden. It explores the importance of family, networks, work, the role of laws and regulations, and the meaning and importance of female genital mutilation. It draws conclusions on power structures around and determinants of female genital mutilation in relation to attitudes and attitudinal change.
The material was collected via four focus groups with 47 migrated men and women, originally from Somalia. Theoretically, the article draws on feminist institutionalism and the framework on gender regimes, and scholarship on intersectional violence, and expands the concept of violence beyond the physical, individual and intentional.
The article argues that the risk of female genital mutilation decreases considerably with migration. While some previous research has failed to consider migration as a process of attitudinal change, the article shows that attitudes do not simply migrate with migrants; they change through the processes of migration. It contributes to debates on violence from an integration-theoretical perspective, and shows how the concepts of isolation and mobility can contribute to better explanations of attitudes and practices of female genital mutilation.




Referera så här

Strid, S. (2020) ”Betydelser av könsstympning hos migrerade minoriteter i Sverige: En feministisk våldsforskningsanalys”, Sociologisk Forskning, 57(2), s. 141–163. doi: 10.37062/sf.57.19969.