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"Prinsessor är vackra, prinsar är tappra": Böcker för barn ur ett genusperspektiv
Södertörn University, Teacher Education.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
"Princesses are beautiful, princes are brave" : Childrens books by a gender perspective (English)
Abstract [en]

The aim of the study is to examine characters in books for children through a gender perspective. Partly I want to examine how female and male gender are constructed, partly how gender norms reproduce and/or challenges. This study proceeds from the following questions:

● How are female and male characters described in the books?

● What actions do female and male characters perform?

● How do the characters act towards characters of the opposite gender?

The investigation is based on text analysis and the material consists of seven books for children. The theoretical basis is based on Butlers theory “gender performativity”, Hirdmans gender theory and Nikolajevas scheme of qualities of gender stereotypes. The result showed that the characters often seem to have gender stereotypical qualities. Female characters are more likely to behave as both male and female gender performativity and the male gender performativity and qualities of gender stereotypes are considered more valuable than female. To challenge gender norms we need to study and discuss literature, otherwise the gender norms will be maintained.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 40 p.
Keyword [en]
gender, childrens litterature, construction of gender, gender performativity
Keyword [sv]
genus, barnlitteratur, genuskonstruktioner, performativt genus
National Category
Educational Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-32577OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-32577DiVA: diva2:1096726
Subject / course
Education Studies
Uppsok
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
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Available from: 2017-05-24 Created: 2017-05-18 Last updated: 2017-05-24Bibliographically approved

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