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Idealflickor och idealpojkar: Förändring av idealbilder i Flickornas Julbok och Pojkarnas Julbok från 1915 till 1970
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Cultural Sciences.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Perfect Girls and Perfect Boys : The Change of Ideals in Flickornas julbok and Pojkarnas julbok from 1915 to 1970 (English)
Abstract [en]

This essay is a qualitative content analysis of Flickornas julbok andPojkarnas julbok from 1915/1916 to 1920 and from 1966 to 1970. Mainfocus is the representations of gender that is produced in the books, and howthe ideal of the girl and the ideal of the boy is described.The result shows that the girl is undergoing a change of personality. The idealimage of the girl develops from caring, helpful, compassionate, and diligent,to become independent and brave. The Ideal for the boy in the books, bothfrom the 1910s and 1960s, is described as adventurous, courageous, curious,independent, sensible, strong and loyal. In the 1960s books the girl and theboy are described with similar characteristics, but the girl is also expected tobe cute while boy is expected to be technical and knowledgeable. Thedescriptions of the girl and the boy in the books conform the norm how boysand girls were expected to be at the time when the books were written.

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Keyword [sv]
ideal, könsroller, flickböcker, pojkböcker, genus
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History and Archaeology
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-22862OAI: diva2:576417
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Lärarprogrammet, inriktning mot verksamhet i grundskolans senare år och gymnasiet
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2013-01-24 Created: 2012-12-12 Last updated: 2013-01-24Bibliographically approved

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