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Normalt i läseböcker: Föreställningar om kön, kultur, klass och "ras"
Södertörn University, Lärarutbildningen.
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This paper aims to examine what reading books convey as normal for first grade children. The question at hand is to find out what children's reading books convey as normal within the context of intersectionality with a focus on sex, class, culture and "race". Text analysis of two reading books has been conducted, using discourse analysis with an intersectional perspective. In analysing the texts, selected sections from the books have been examined using the method of close reading. Within the context of intersectionality, classifications have been made and selected according to the categories sex, culture, class and "race". The aim of the paper is to examine what the reading book conveys as normal within these categories. The intersectional perspective holds that there are classifications present around us but that these categories cannot be separated from one another. Many classifications belong together and cannot be considered as individual perspectives. For example, in order to describe an individual as a man you cannot only look to the classification of sex as many other classifications play a role in an individual's personification. In this essay's conclusion, it was found that there are classifications within the intersectional perspective that are more pronounced than others. When certain things are portrayed in a similar manner in reading books, the portrayed image will be understood as normal by the children reading the books. If, for example, only one type of living arrangement is illustrated, that particular type of living arrangement will be considered normal.

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2011. , 43 p.
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Educational Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-14800OAI: diva2:479730
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Education Studies
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2012-01-19 Created: 2012-01-18 Last updated: 2012-01-19Bibliographically approved

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