How Globalisation Transforms Gender Relations: The Changing Face of Humiliation


Lindner, Evelin Gerda. 2001. How Globalisation Transforms Gender Relations: The Changing Face of Humiliation. Oslo, Norway: University of Oslo.

Author: Evelin Gerda Lindner


This paper explores the idea that there is a link between prospects for peace and constructive co-operation in two kinds of relationships: the relations between nations and ethnic groups in the global arena, and the relations between men and women in the many contexts of everyday life. As key link between these two spheres the process of humiliation is discussed, and changes in the way this process occurs. Humiliation means the lowering of a person or group against their will. The object of the paper is to present a hypothesis that may guide research and inform understanding. The hypothesis is presented in the form of a narrative about the link between relations between societies, and relations between men and women. The background of this paper is a social-psychological research project being carried out at the University of Oslo with the aim to better understand the notion of humiliation.

Keywords: humiliation, gender roles, globalization, global village

Topics: Ethnicity, Gender, Gendered Power Relations, Peace Processes

Year: 2001

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