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ADHD i barnlitteraturen: Analys av fyra bilderböcker
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Educational Studies (from 2013).
2018 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
ADHD in children's literature : Analysis of four picture books (English)
Abstract [sv]

Syftet med denna undersökning är att granska hur den neuropsykiatriska funktionsnedsättningen ADHD skildras i fyra olika bilderböcker riktade till barn i förskoleålder.

Genom textanalytiskt perspektiv utförs en bilderboksanalys och bilderböckernas paratext analyseras, det vill säga allt som är kring böckernas huvudsakliga berättelse. Därutöver analyseras karaktärerna genom personskildring och symtom vid ADHD.

Resultatet visar att ADHD skildras i stort sett på samma sätt vilket ger en missvisande bild av ADHD. Endast en karaktär skiljer sig från de andra karaktärerna och visar på utmärkande egenskaper som står i kontrast med de andra bokkaraktärerna. Kort sagt visar resultatet på att endast två olika bilder av ADHD presenteras i bilderböckerna. Flickorna och pojkarna skiljer sig åt genom att några karaktärsdrag är det enbart flickorna som uppvisar. Samspelet mellan andra barn skildras ur en negativ synvinkel hos pojkarna till skillnad mot flickorna. Bilderböckerna möjliggör inte för identifikation och förståelse då det inte är någon större variation i skildringen av ADHD. det resulterar i en stereotyp och oriktig bild av ADHD. Fler bilderböcker som skildrar ADHD med större variation och riktar sig till barn i förskoleålder behövs.

Abstract [en]

The aim of this study is to examine how the neuropsychiatric disability ADHD is portrayed in four different picture books aimed at children in preschool age.

Through a text analytical perspective, a picture book analysis is performed. The paratext of the picture books are analyzed, which means everything about the main story of the books. Further, the characters are analyzed by person portrayal and symptoms of ADHD.

The result shows that ADHD in general is portrayed in the same way, which gives a misleading picture of ADHD. Only one character differs from the other characters and shows traits which is in contrast with the other characters. In short, the result shows that only two different portrayals of ADHD are presented in the picture books. The girls and boys in the picture books differ because some character traits are merely portrayed by the girls. The interaction between other children is portrayed from a negative point of view in the boys, unlike the girls. The picture books do not allow for identification and understanding as there is no major variation in the portrayal of ADHD. This results in a stereotype and incorrect image of ADHD. More picture books depicting ADHD with greater variety addressed to children in preschool age are needed.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. , p. 39
Keywords [en]
ADHD, Gender, Norm critical perspective, Paratext, Person portrayal, Picture book
Keywords [sv]
ADHD, Bilderbok, Genus, Normkritiskt perspektiv, Paratext, Personskildring
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Languages and Literature
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-68246OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-68246DiVA, id: diva2:1229396
Subject / course
Comparative Literature
Educational program
Early Years Education Programme, 210 hp
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Available from: 2018-07-02 Created: 2018-06-29 Last updated: 2018-07-02Bibliographically approved

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