Crisis Narratives and Masculinist Protection

  title={Crisis Narratives and Masculinist Protection},
  author={Cecilia {\AA}se},
  journal={International Feminist Journal of Politics},
  pages={595 - 610}
  • C. Åse
  • Published 22 May 2015
  • Sociology
  • International Feminist Journal of Politics
Abstract Stockholm syndrome, or captor-bonding, is a psychological crisis response to which women are considered especially susceptible. The term was coined in connection with a 1973 hostage situation in Stockholm, Sweden. I argue that the syndrome originally indicated a crisis of state authority. The conception of Stockholm syndrome projected a crisis of the legitimate state onto the women hostages and reinforced connections between state protection, masculinity and physical force. Crisis… 

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