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Seksualno nasilje u ratu : slučaj Bosne i Hercegovine


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Filipčić, Lana. (2010). Seksualno nasilje u ratu : slučaj Bosne i Hercegovine. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Sociology. [mentor Galić, Branka].

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Theories that try to explain couses of sexual violence, especially in war, are fields of inconsistency, contradictions and controvercies. Legal, social and natural sciences like medicine have been trying for decades to give a unified definition of rape which would include forms, motives and causes of sexual violence in war. That kind of thinking arose several theoretical explanations and the most famouse are the feminist theory, the cultural pathology theory, the strategic rape theory and the biosocial theory. Despite the differences, the majority of authors concur with some basic characteristics. First, rape is not just physical violence, second, it is not exclusively caused by sexual drive and third, in war it has a certain strategic function. It is a manifestation of rage, hostility, force and domination and in case of warfare sexual violence the emphazys is on their massiveness and systematics. Warfare sexual violence in Bosnia and Herzegovina demands special attention because of the vast attention that rape arose in the eyes of intenational community as means of crime against humanity and an attempt of dispersion of another ethnical group. Implying elements of strategic rape theory, we can examplify, with the mass rapes in war in Bosnia and Hezegovina, the animosity toward another ethnic group and female gender in the context of war.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: sexual violence in war, the feminist theory, the cultural pathology theory, the strategic rape theory, the biosocial theory, crime against humanity, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Subjects: Sociology
Departments: Department of Sociology
Supervisor: Galić, Branka
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2017 14:05
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2017 14:05

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