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Buchholz, M.B. Lamott, F. Mortl, K. (2009). Gender Constructions from a Project On Sex Offenders. Int. Forum Psychoanal., 18(1):50-59.

(2009). International Forum of Psychoanalysis, 18(1):50-59

Gender Constructions from a Project On Sex Offenders

Michael B. Buchholz, Franziska Lamott and Kathrin Mortl

The four-year group therapy of 16 sex offenders in prison was videotaped, and 21 sessions were carefully transcribed and analysed by means of conversation analysis and analysis of metaphor and narration. These qualitative methods are apt for verbal data and can be combined with psychoanalytic thinking in a productive way. New forms of process analysis can be developed. The results presented here are selected to relate to the topic of how the imprisoned group therapy participants constructed “gender” by ways of speaking about themselves, women, and their victims, young girls. The results show that it would be a mistake to think of these ways of speaking as if they could be ignored in favour of “deeper” motives, lying “behind” the words. Our results show how unconscious constructions of gender are not beyond language, but in language. “Doing gender” is a conversational practice.

(Received 19 November 2008; accepted 24 November 2008)

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