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Ungdom, lesing og genus. En studie av ungdom og lesevaner sett i et genusperspektiv
University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
2012 (Norwegian)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor)Student thesisAlternative title
Young adults, reading and gender. A study of young adults and their reading habits seen from a gender perspective (English)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this thesis is to examine patterns in the way young adults choose the literature they read, and to assess the importance of gender as a factor. Using qualitative methods, the empirical material has been based on research on gender and reading, and on three group interviews with participants aged between 16 and 18 years old; there were between four and six participants in each group. The participants were all students at the same school and the interviews were carried out in the school library. The theoretical framework focuses on literature on reading and gender. In the analysis, the study is related to the theories of Louise M. Rosenblatt and Yvonne Hirdman. The conclusion is that young adults read for a variety of reasons, but first and foremost to find the meaning of their lives and to learn how to become good and successful adults. The majority of girls in the study are interested in reading about other young adults who live lives they can identify with. Those who claim to be readers, read to escape from reality; they love to be transported to a world which is totally different from the one they know. The boys read to find out things, their reading has a purpose. They read both fiction and non-fiction. The boys are in the process of developing their male genus, and have no wish to be associated with female values. All the young adults claim that it is important to be oneself. In real life, however, it proves very difficult to live up to this ideal.

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University of Borås/Swedish School of Library and Information Science (SSLIS) , 2012.
Series
Kandidatuppsats ; 2012:6
Keywords [en]
fokusgruppintervju, identitet
Keywords [sv]
genus, genusvetenskap, läsning, ungdom, tjejer, pojkar
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Social Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-16341Local ID: 2320/10424OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-16341DiVA, id: diva2:1308228
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