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Vad är manlighet och vad innebär det att vara man?: En undersökning av gymnasieelevers syn på kön, genus och manlighet i anslutning till Ernest Hemingways Öar i strömmen.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Language and Literature.
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
What is masculinity and what does it mean to be a man? (Swedish)
Abstract [en]

What is masculinity and what does it mean to be a man?

This study involves two different areas: gender and literary reception. I wanted to find out what students think about masculinity and what possible strategies they use when they read and interpret literature. The investigation consists of three parts: an introductory survey, classroom observations and an ending text analysis based on ten different questions. The investigation has taken place in second grade at an upper secondary school as part of the course Swedish B. During four lessons, the pupils have been working on issues relating to sex, gender and masculinity in relation to an extract of Ernest Hemingway's

Islands in the Stream. Trends in the study show that students believe that a person is born to a biological sex but still has the opportunity to shape its gender identity. The majority of the students believe that it is up to each reader to decide what interpretation is correct, but doubt that the meaning of a literary text resides primarily in the text itself. Throughout the project, the students have demonstrated interest and commitment. However, only a small number of pupils participated in the discussions in class. On the other hand, the ending text analyses were comprehensive and well-thought-out which may show that the choice of a written accounting form suited the class well.

Abstract [sv]

Denna studie berör två olika områden: genus och litteraturreception. Jag ville ta reda på hur elever ser på manlighetsbegreppet samt studera vilka strategier de använder när de läser och tolkar litteratur. Undersökningen består av tre delar: en inledande enkät, klassrumsobservationer och en avslutande textanalys utifrån tio olika frågeställningar. Undersökningen har skett i åk 2 på en gymnasieskola i kursen Svenska B. Under fyra lektioner har eleverna fått arbeta med frågor som handlar om kön, genus och manlighet i anslutning till ett textutdrag ur Ernest Hemingways

Öar i strömmen. Tendenser i undersökningen visar att eleverna anser att man föds till ett biologiskt kön men att man sedan har möjlighet att forma sin könsidentitet. Majoriteten av eleverna anser att det är läsaren som avgör vilken tolkning som är den rätta, och ställer sig frågande till idén om en texts inneboende mening. Under hela projektet har eleverna visat intresse och engagemang. Dock var det endast ett fåtal av eleverna som deltog i diskussionerna i helklass. Däremot var de avslutande textanalyserna både innehållsrika och genomtänkta vilket kan visa att valet av en skriftlig redovisningsform passade klassen bra.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , p. 45
Series
LÄRARUTBILDNINGEN
Keyword [en]
sex, gender, masculinity, identification, Hemingway, literary reception
Keyword [sv]
kön, genus, manlighet, identifikation, Hemingway, litteraturreception
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Languages and Literature
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-13868OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-13868DiVA, id: diva2:436349
Subject / course
Swedish Language
Educational program
Lärarprogram, avancerad nivå, (distans), 90 hp
Uppsok
Humanities, Theology
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