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Author: Eivind Myhre

Title: De uakseptable mennene

Subtitle: Mannlighet og sinnssyke seksualforbrytere i Norge fra 1895 til 1940

Translation: The Unacceptable Men: Masculinity and Insane Sex Offenders in Norway from 1895 to 1940

Journal: Tidsskrift for kjønnsforskning

Volume: 39

Issue: 2

Year: 2016

Pages: 20-36

ISSN: 1891-1781 – Find a Library: WordCat

Language: Norwegian

Keywords: Modern History: 19th Century, 20th Century | European History: Norwegian History | Research: History of Psychiatry


Link: Idunn: Nordiske tidsskrifter på nett (Nordic journals online) (Restricted Access)


Abstract: »Sexual crimes from 1895 to 1940 were the subject of considerable public debate and attention in Norway. During this period a stronger women's movement emerged, which contributed to strengthening women and children's rights. Studies that have discussed this period have largely focused on the role of women and the development of femininity, but what about men and understandings related to masculinity? This article focuses on men and contemporary masculinity norms, based on patient casebooks of male insane sex offenders admitted to Kriminalasylet and Reitgjerdet Asylum. The article discusses mainly the patients' relationships to work and family, understandings relating to homosexuality, and the relevance of the concept of "unmanliness".« (Source: Idunn)

Wikipedia: History of Europe: History of Norway | Psychiatry: History of psychiatry