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Authors: Eivind Myhre and Øyvind Thomassen

Title: The Construction of an Accepted Masculinity

Subtitle: Castration in High Security Psychiatric Institutions in Norway 1923-1945

In: Masculinities in the Criminological Field: Control, Vulnerability and Risk-Taking

Edited by: Ingrid Lander, Signe Ravn, and Nina Jon

Place: London and New York, NY

Publisher: Routledge

Year: 2016

Pages: 89-109

ISBN-13: 9781472410139 (hbk.) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat | ISBN-13: 9781315594132 (ebk.) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat

Language: English

Keywords: Modern History: 20th Century | European History: Norwegian History | Offenders: Punishments / Castration



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Øyvind Thomassen, Institutt for historiske studier (Department of Historical Studies), Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)

Abstract: »In this chapter, Eivind Myhre and Øyvind Thomassen show the negotiations and practises around castration and sterilization of sexual offenders that took place in psychiatric institutions in Norway in the first part of the twentieth century. What becomes evident through their analysis is how these clinial practices were aimed at replacing what was perceived as a dangeroud, abnormal sexuality - in terms of amount as well as direction of the libido - with a harmless, normal sexuality.« (Ingrid Lander, Signe Ravn, and Nina Jon. »Introduction: Why a Nordic Anthology on Masculinities and Crime?« Masculinities in the Criminological Field: Control, Vulnerability and Risk-Taking. Edited by Ingrid Lander et al. London 2016: 9)

Contents:

  Introduction (p. 89)
  Definitions and Previous Research (p. 90)
  Theoretical Approaches (p. 91)
  The Institutions and the Selection of Patient Casebooks (p. 92)
  Castration before 1934 (p. 93)
  The Sexual Morality Discourse and the Norwegian Sterilization Act of 1934 (p. 94)
  Negotiations of Masculinity: Voluntary or Coercion? (p. 96)
  Towards a New Masculinity: Eliminating the Sexual Drive? (p. 99)
  Normality and Desires: A Treatment for 'Abnormal Sexuality'? (p. 102)
  Conclusion: The Construction of an Accepted Masculinity (p. 104)
  References (p. 106)

Editions: Myhre, Eivind, et al. »The Construction of an Accepted Masculinity: Castration in High Security Psychiatric Institutions in Norway 1923-1945.« Masculinities in the Criminological Field: Control, Vulnerability and Risk-Taking. Edited by Ingrid Lander et al. Farnham 2014: 89-109. – Bibliographic Entry: Info

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