Violence and Masculinity: A Narrative Approach Toward the Problem of Violence Against Male Teenagers


  • Nicolás Schöngut Grollmus Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona



adolescence, masculinity, violence, narrative productions


Presented in this article are different constructions of masculinity produced by male teenagers who have suffered physical violence, specifically in cases in which the perpetrators were male adults who embody a model of masculinity in Chilean society. In addition, the maintenance of the partriarchal structure of society through violence is explored. When violence is practised against teenagers some form of dominant practices become explicit. These open forms of violence answer to legitimized ideas about subordination and power. Male teenagers who are subjected to violence are situated as subordinated forms of masculinity, hence the analysis of the constructions of masculinity in this context are relevant to account for the relationships between power and resistance in a patriarchal society, between hegemonic and non-hegemonic forms of masculinity.



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Author Biography

Nicolás Schöngut Grollmus, Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona

Nicolás SCHÖNGUT GROLLMUS es licenciado en psicología de la Universidad Diego Portales (Santiago, Chile) y máster de investigación en psicología social. Actualmente es estudiante de doctorado en en el Departamento de Psicología Social de la Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona. Sus líneas de interés son género, masculinidades, epistemologías feministas y metodologías cualitativas de investigación social.



How to Cite

Schöngut Grollmus, N. (2013). Violence and Masculinity: A Narrative Approach Toward the Problem of Violence Against Male Teenagers. Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 15(1).



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