Sida vid sida för rättvisans skull: En studie av Sveriges främsta journalister på film ur ett genusperspektiv
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Side by side for the cause of justice : A study of the largest journalists in Swedish movies from a gender perspective (English)
The last ten years two major movies about journalists have been made in Sweden; Sprängaren and Män som hatar kvinnor. This study has looked closer at the heroine Annika Bengtsson and the hero Mikael Blomkvist from these two movies. Since movies do have great influence on how we see the world it is important to find out how these characters are being portrayed. Also, in a time when journalism is about to become a female dominant occupation it is relevant to see how the female journalist compares to the male. It is important to ensure that the films do not give a wrongful picture of male and female journalists. Women should not only be an inferior object, and the man should not be a dominant and macho-man. In our study we found that these movies have come a long way from the stereotypes of men and women that the audience has become used to. The male hero has a soft side and needs help from a strong female character to manage while the female hero is a strong woman who can manage on her own. And it is their ability to step away from the stereotypes that in the end helps them get the scoop and defeat their antagonists.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 46 p.
Gender, journalism, film analysis, types of journalists in film, journalistic film characters, the view on journalist, ideal types in the journalistic profession, Swedish century, Swedish film, stereotypes.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-13612OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-13612DiVA: diva2:431777
Subject / course
Journalism and Media Production Programme, 180 credits
UppsokSocial and Behavioural Science, Law
Jarlbro, Gunilla, Professor