Author/Editor:

Sarmaja, Heikki
Title:Beatings. Turpiinvetoja
Country:
Category:Articles
Published in:Hoikkala, Tommi (ed.): Pictures of Men. Snapshots of Young Men in Finland
Volume/Part:
Pages:10 - 57
Date:1996
Publisher:Gaudeamus
Place:Tampere Finland
Type:Published works
Keywords:violence emotions psychology
Publications:
No electronic version available.

Abstract:
      The article is about a connection between male violence and evolutionary psychology.
      Sarmaja writes about social constructionism and whether it is possible to explain violence, feelings and gestures with that. He compares monkeys and human beings, and the differences found between males and females. Boys' aggressiveness, according to him, is essentially biological of nature, and he doubts that it can all be explained by a socially constructed male gender identity. Sarmaja also writes about the role of emotions in violence; such emotions as honour, shame and the violation of one's honour.
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