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Sexualitet i barnböcker - den heteronormativa kameleonten: En diskursanalytisk studie om hur sexualitet representeras i barnböcker
Södertörn University, Teacher Education. (Självständigt forskningsarbete)
2017 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This paper aims to examine how sexuality is represented in six children's books who claims to be either norm critical and/or queer. I am using a qualitative method that consist of text and picture analysis designed by Stuart Hall, to examine what discourses and norms that the childrens depicts. I will also aid in the queer theoretical perspective to visualize and point out the heteronormative power structures and how they can be understood. The theoretical concepts like parenting, birth giving, biological aspect, family and stereotypes.

The results of this paper shows that with help of theory, method and analysis that it is possible to determine that only one of the six chosen children's books is norm-critical and queer. The rest of the children's books shows more or less heteronormative structures and patterns that goes against the claimed norm-criticaland queer perception of the books. Not only are these five children's books recreating heteronormative structure, they are also cnhancing them. According to international research there seems to exist a trend within western children's literature whereas some sexualities are censored and placed in pecking order acoring to society's norms and values. Lastly it is therefore of crucial importance that pedagogues active in preschool continuously remain critical, analytical and evaluative toward the material they aim to acquire and use.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , p. 37
Keywords [en]
Sexuality, queer theory, norms, children's books, censorship
Keywords [sv]
Sexualitet, queerteori, normer, barnböcker, censur
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Pedagogy
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-34400OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-34400DiVA, id: diva2:1178077
Subject / course
Education
Uppsok
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
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Available from: 2018-01-30 Created: 2018-01-27 Last updated: 2018-01-30Bibliographically approved

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