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Kvinnorna som streamar: En jämförelse av genusrepresentationen på Twitch
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
2019 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Women who stream : a comparison of the gender representation on twitch (English)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study was to examine female Twitch streamers and compare the gaming- discourse in Swedish and English language environments from a gender perspective. Twitch as a platform for gamers and streamers has grown to be one of the largest online gaming communities in the world. Earlier studies focused on gender and sexual harassment have shown that sexism is a regular phenomenon in the world of gaming, although little research has been done comparing gaming discourses based on the language. The empirics are based on three Swedish-speaking female streamers and three English-speaking, who all stream full time, meaning that they get their income from their streaming activities. Methods used in the study were a multimodal analysis combined with a critical discourse analysis. The results of the study show that women tend to be dominated by men in the gaming discourse’s power relations. Sexism also occurred frequently both in the Swedish-speaking gaming discourse as well as in the English-speaking, although the sexism in the Swedish-speaking discourse was milder than in the English-speaking one.

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2019. , p. 41
Keywords [en]
gender, sexism, discourse, Twitch, gaming
Keywords [sv]
genus, sexism, diskurs, Twitch, spel
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Media and Communications
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-158214OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-158214DiVA, id: diva2:1305375
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Programme in Media and Communication Studies: Strategic Communication
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Available from: 2019-04-24 Created: 2019-04-16 Last updated: 2019-04-24Bibliographically approved

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