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Den ensamma flatan och glitterbögen: En kvalitativ studie av hbtq-personers porträttering i tre olika kvinnomagasin
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Social Sciences.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Social Sciences.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
The lonely lizzie and the sparkling faggot : A qualitative study of lgbt-persons portrayal in three women’s magazines (English)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this studie centers on how lgbt (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) are portrayed in women’s magazines. The magazines we have chosen to analyze are FRIDA, VeckoRevyn and amelia, which all three have different target groups. We have, with the assistance of the rhetorical and semiotic analysis methods, assessed 18 articles with their associated photographs. These methods are part of the qualitative analysis model and are used in order to study less empirical data with more depth. With the qualitative analysis we were able to see potential patterns among our empirical data.

Lgbt is known as a minority group and has often been described in a stereotypical way. We wanted to see if and how the portraying of lgbt has changed within the last 16 years and if the different target groups affect the portrayal.

Our studie shows that stereotypes, according to the magazines, are still a part of the preconceptions in our society. In the middle of 1990’s the magazines wrote about stereotypes such as the lonely lizzie and the sparkling faggot. Nowadays they focus on what is seen as feminine and/or masculine. Heteronormativity is still the prescribed values of today.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 52 p.
Keyword [sv]
hbtq, amelia, VeckoRevyn, FRIDA, media, magasin, journalistik, stereotyper, homosexualitet, bisexualitet, transsexualitet, queer
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Other Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-17036OAI: diva2:483172
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Educational program
Journalism and Media Production Programme, 180 credits
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2012-02-06 Created: 2012-01-24 Last updated: 2012-02-06Bibliographically approved

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