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Med tillstånd att vara rolig: En innehållsanalys av modern komedifilm
Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Media and communication science.
Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Media and communication science.
Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Media and communication science.
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
License to be funny : A content analysis of modern comedy (English)
Abstract [sv]

Film är ett av de medier som påverkar vår identitetskonstruktion och vår uppfattning om normer och verkligheten. En av de mest populära filmgenrerna är komedifilm. Det är därför intressant att studera konstruktionen av karaktärer i komedifilm för att se vilka normer som är rådande idag.

Studiens syfte är att ur ett socialkonstruktionistiskt perspektiv undersöka olika karaktärer i modern komedifilm för att ta reda på hur genus är konstruerat, vilken humoristisk funktion olika karaktärer tilldelas samt vilka eventuella skillnader det finns i komedifilm med i huvudsak manliga skådespelare respektive kvinnliga skådespelare.

Resultaten av analysen visade att komedifilm med i huvudsak manliga skådespelare bekräftar traditionella könsnormer samt sociala normer medan en komedifilm med i huvudsak kvinnliga skådespelare visar nya tendenser gällande maskulina och feminina karaktärer. Maskulina egenskaper visades dock vara de mest eftersträvansvärda. Studien fann även att den humoristiska funktionen hos karaktärerna ligger i stereotypisering, överdrifter samt brott mot sociala normer.

Abstract [en]

Film is a medium that influences the construction of identities and the perception of norms and reality. One of the most popular movie genres is comedy. Therefore, it is of interest to study the construction of the film characters to see what standards are prevailing today.

The study's aim is to - from a social constructionist perspective - examine different characters in a contemporary comedy film to research how gender is constructed, the humorous function different characters are assigned, and the differences between a comedy film with mainly male actors and a comedy film with mainly female actors.

The results of the content analysis showed that a comedy film with mainly male actors confirms traditional gender norms and social norms as a comedy film with mainly female actors shows new trends regarding masculine and feminine characters. Masculine characteristics were shown, however, to be more desirable. The study also found that the humorous function of the characters lies in the breaking of social norms, stereotyping and exaggeration.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 57 p.
Keyword [en]
Film, comedy, gender, masculinity, femininity, humor, social constructionism, Bridesmaids, The Hangover
Keyword [sv]
Film, komedifilm, genus, maskulinitet, femininitet, humor, socialkonstruktionism, Bridesmaids, The Hangover, Baksmällan
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Media and Communications
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-17752OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-17752DiVA: diva2:507760
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HLK, Media and Communication Studies
Uppsok
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
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Available from: 2012-03-09 Created: 2012-03-06 Last updated: 2012-03-09Bibliographically approved

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