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Som alla andra eller lika ovanlig som alla andra?: Framställning av intellektuell funktionsnedsättning i svenska bilderböcker.
Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
2018 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Just like everyone else, or different like everyone else? : Depictions of intellectual disabilty in Swedish picture books. (English)
Abstract [en]

Picturebooks with characters that have an intellectual disability provides an opportunity for children with and without disabilities of their own to identify with the story. The study examines a selection of five contemporary Swedish picturebooks for children that features characters with an intellectual disability. This study explores how ideologies of normalisation and inclusion influence the way these characters are presented and represented in text and imagery. Drawing from critical discourse analysis the aim of this text is to show if power relations in the story can provide different subject positions for the reading child to take. The results of the analysis show authentic and varied portrayals of characters with intellectual disability. There were two different kind of discourses on normality evident in the picture books: A child like everyone else and different like everyone else. The discourse of a child like everyone else means a perspective where the character with an intellectual disability is portrayed without a focus on the disability. This results in a normalization of the presence of a person with an intellectual disability but neglects to portray the specific experiences that character may have when it comes to their disability. The discourse of being different like everyone else gives a perspective on intellectual disability where difference is normal and part of everyday life. This perspective portrays disability and diversity as part of a normality.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. , p. 31
Keywords [en]
Critical disability studies discourse analysis children's literature picture books intellectual disability
Keywords [sv]
bilderböcker barnlitteratur funktionsnedsättningar funktionshinder diskursanalys kritisk diskursanalys intellektuell funktionsnedsättning
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-38629OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-38629DiVA, id: diva2:1271256
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Handicap Science
Educational program
Master's Programme of Disability Studies, 60 credits
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Available from: 2018-12-19 Created: 2018-12-17 Last updated: 2018-12-19Bibliographically approved

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