"El feminicidio" i Guatemala: En undersøgelse af institutionaliserede drab på kvinder

Anna Tabita Kjær Sørensen

Studenteropgave: Speciale


This thesis deals with the contemporary phenomenon feminicidio (feminicide in English) - the institutionalized killing of women. Feminicidio has been on the rise in Latin America the last decades, especially in Guatemala, which has an alarmingly high female murder rate. I explore the feminicidio from a gender- and intersectional perspective, as an extreme form of violence against women, looking at the murders of women in the context of wider power structures shaped by social, historical and economic processes (colonialism, the civil war in Guatemala and neoliberalism). Using a critical discourse analysis, I analyze connections between the high female murder rate in Guatemala and the violent past, focusing in particular on constructions of gender and ethnicity. Furthermore, I analyze the possible links between the high increase in feminicidios in Guatemala and the rest of the region and changing gender relations caused by neoliberal economic and political reforms.

UddannelserKultur- og Sprogmødestudier, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) KandidatInternationale Udviklingsstudier, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat
Udgivelsesdato16 dec. 2009
VejledereSigne Arnfred


  • Feminicidio,violence against women, Guatemala, postcolonial theory, gender, ethnicity, masculinities, Guatemalan history