Examining the impact of gender on young people's views of forced marriage in Britain

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10142/617681
Title:
Examining the impact of gender on young people's views of forced marriage in Britain
Authors:
Gill, Aisha. K.; Harvey, Heather
Abstract:
This article examines survey and interview responses from British Asian youths, primarily Muslims, to consider (a) this group’s perceptions of forced marriage (FM), along with their preconceptions around it, and (b) the ways in which they exercise their right not to marry. The findings suggest that learned discriminatory values and norms regarding gender roles remain integral to how marriage is perceived and how FM is perpetrated and experienced. Whereas women tend to be more compliant regarding their parents’ and family’s wishes, men are often motivated by a sense of pride and masculinity. Initiatives intended to understand FM, support the recovery of victims, and prevent the practice would benefit from incorporating a consciously gendered understanding, to actively challenge the socially constructed gender roles of affected communities.
Affiliation:
University of Roehampton; The Nia Project, London, UK
Citation:
Examining the impact of gender on young people's views of forced marriage in Britain 2016 Feminist Criminology
Publisher:
Sage Publications
Journal:
Feminist Criminology
Issue Date:
18-Apr-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10142/617681
DOI:
10.1177/1557085116644774
Additional Links:
http://fcx.sagepub.com/cgi/doi/10.1177/1557085116644774
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
This is the final author accepted manuscript of the article 'Examining the impact of gender on young people’s views of forced marriage in Britain', Feminist Criminology, © 2016 Sage Publications. If you wish to cite this research, please refer to the published version available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1557085116644774. Accepted Date: 22/03/2016; Version: Author Manuscript / Post-Print; Exceptions: Accepted for publication prior to 01/04/2016
ISSN:
1557-0851; 1557-086X
Appears in Collections:
Department of Social Sciences Collection

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dc.contributor.authorGill, Aisha. K.en
dc.contributor.authorHarvey, Heatheren
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dc.date.issued2016-04-18-
dc.identifier.citationExamining the impact of gender on young people's views of forced marriage in Britain 2016 Feminist Criminologyen
dc.identifier.issn1557-0851-
dc.identifier.issn1557-086X-
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/1557085116644774-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10142/617681-
dc.descriptionThis is the final author accepted manuscript of the article 'Examining the impact of gender on young people’s views of forced marriage in Britain', Feminist Criminology, © 2016 Sage Publications. If you wish to cite this research, please refer to the published version available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1557085116644774. Accepted Date: 22/03/2016; Version: Author Manuscript / Post-Print; Exceptions: Accepted for publication prior to 01/04/2016en
dc.description.abstractThis article examines survey and interview responses from British Asian youths, primarily Muslims, to consider (a) this group’s perceptions of forced marriage (FM), along with their preconceptions around it, and (b) the ways in which they exercise their right not to marry. The findings suggest that learned discriminatory values and norms regarding gender roles remain integral to how marriage is perceived and how FM is perpetrated and experienced. Whereas women tend to be more compliant regarding their parents’ and family’s wishes, men are often motivated by a sense of pride and masculinity. Initiatives intended to understand FM, support the recovery of victims, and prevent the practice would benefit from incorporating a consciously gendered understanding, to actively challenge the socially constructed gender roles of affected communities.en
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dc.titleExamining the impact of gender on young people's views of forced marriage in Britainen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Roehampton; The Nia Project, London, UKen
dc.identifier.journalFeminist Criminologyen
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