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Bara nästan som gifta: En diskursanalys om bröllopstidningars föreställningar om homosexualitet i relation till partnerskap och könsneutralt äktenskap
Södertörn University College, School of Gender, Culture and History.
2010 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

I have used a discourse analysis as a method and queertheori for the theoretical. In this paper I have analyzed how different wedding magazines write about partnerships, gender-neutral marriage and wedding between homosexuals. I have for some time been interested in the beliefs wedding magazines have about homosexuality and how newspapers maintain heteronormativity implicitly and explicitly. Bridal magazines are anxious to have the marriage as a design and standard when they write about partnership. When they write about the two different forms of marriage, they glorify the religious marriage and pay no attention to civil marriage. When focus is on the religious marriage the bridal magazines writes exclusively about heterosexual marriage, which in turn confirms the heteronormativity. When wedding magazines writes about weddings for same-sex marriage, we as the readers find out that homosexual couples seek to formalize their love relationship and that they ideally would like a church approval ceremony. In my discussion I will include for instance, if the wedding of homosexuals is a queer act or hetero-normative imitation. I will also discuss whether to mention gay sexual identity in the wedding magazines, or if that can be excluded

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2010. , 34 p.
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-7258OAI: diva2:405931
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2011-03-24 Created: 2011-03-24 Last updated: 2011-03-24Bibliographically approved

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