Victim blaming and resistance to victim’s resistance within discourses of sexual harassment as revealed through Algerian teenage girls’ personal experiences

Author

Abd al-Hadi, Aminah

Source

Développement des Sciences Sociales

Issue

Vol. 12, Issue 2 (31 Dec. 2019), pp.217-228, 12 p.

Publisher

Université Ziane Achour de Djelfa Laboratoire des Stratégies de Prevention et de Lutte Contre la Drogue

Publication Date

2019-12-31

Country of Publication

Algeria

No. of Pages

12

Main Topic

Sociology

Topics

Abstract EN

Central to this study are oral personal narratives, it examines teenage girls’ experiences of public sexual harassment in the North West of Algeria.

Although their experiences varied, their responses revealed that girls’ resistance to sexual harassment and their self-defense in particular often encounter significant resistance from others.

Drawing on resources from CDA and feminist approaches that take the constitutive nature of discourse as its focus, the analysis of every case is representative of three major types of resistance presented by Jocelyn A.

Hollander (2009).

Teenage girls’ sense of the self, developing their own embodied agency and being defenders of themselves is not possible, aggressive, uncceptable solution to sexual harassment and risks blaming the victim.

Evidently, as having fixed occupied identities of sacrificial daughters and pretty sisters who are doing honourable and correct things, teenage girls define themselves in relation to their families and show no sign of agency because the patriarchal culture of honour has strongly legitimizes males’ sexual harassment against them and limit their abilities to resist it.

American Psychological Association (APA)

Abd al-Hadi, Aminah. 2019. Victim blaming and resistance to victim’s resistance within discourses of sexual harassment as revealed through Algerian teenage girls’ personal experiences. Développement des Sciences Sociales،Vol. 12, no. 2, pp.217-228.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-932869

Modern Language Association (MLA)

Abd al-Hadi, Aminah. Victim blaming and resistance to victim’s resistance within discourses of sexual harassment as revealed through Algerian teenage girls’ personal experiences. Développement des Sciences Sociales Vol. 12, no. 2 (Dec. 2019), pp.217-228.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-932869

American Medical Association (AMA)

Abd al-Hadi, Aminah. Victim blaming and resistance to victim’s resistance within discourses of sexual harassment as revealed through Algerian teenage girls’ personal experiences. Développement des Sciences Sociales. 2019. Vol. 12, no. 2, pp.217-228.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-932869

Data Type

Journal Articles

Language

English

Notes

Includes bibliographical references : p. 227-228

Record ID

BIM-932869