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Förorten i ungdomslitteraturen: en studie av hur förortssamhället gestaltas i sex samtida ungdomsromaner
University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
2010 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year))Student thesisAlternative title
The suburb in youth literature. A study of the formation of the society of suburbs in six contemporary youth novels (English)
Abstract [en]

The society of suburbs is frequently discussed in media, which often focus on the problems related to these areas. The purpose of this Master’s thesis is to examine how Swedish contemporary youth literature may contribute to create, strengthen and articulate social representations of the society of suburbs. The analysis is based upon six youth novels published during 2003 to 2007. The theoretical framework consists of two parts and is based on Anthony Giddens’ theories about late modern society in which the youth novels in our study take place, and those living conditions that this society creates. The other part is the theory of social representations. Shortly this theory deals with how people in society together form a collective idea of the world that surrounds them. They develop this idea together and in that way make it into a form of common sense. The method is based upon textual analysis. A model of analysis is constructed with its basis in the theories of Giddens. The themes of the model of analysis are derived from concepts central to Giddens except for the last theme, and these are life styles, limitations, expressions of emancipation and the suburb as place. The conclusion suggests that the literary description of the society of suburbs may contribute to strengthen and articulate negative social representations that are often build on prejudice, but it may also contribute to create and spread other representations and by that give a more nuanced and profound description.

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University of Borås/Swedish School of Library and Information Science (SSLIS) , 2010.
Series
Magisteruppsats i biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap vid institutionen Biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap, ISSN 1654-0247 ; 2009:75
Keywords [en]
sociala representationer, giddens, senmodernitet, litteratursociologi
Keywords [sv]
förorter, ungdomslitteratur, kvalitativ textanalys, litteraturförmedling
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Social Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-19688Local ID: 2320/5998OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-19688DiVA, id: diva2:1311622
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