Barnbokens karaktärer ur ett genusperspektiv: normativt eller normutmanande
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
The aim of this paper is to examine how gender roles are described in two children's books and compare the results against the curriculum Lgr11 's values. The compared books have different aims though one of the analyzed books claimed to go against the gender roles and the other one isn’t. The method of analysis is discourse analysis and deconstruction of the text by using Nikolajeva´s (2004) pattern for stereotype gender descriptions and Kåreland´s (2005) analysis of story actions based on gender representations in children's literature. The analysis of the texts shows that there are differences between how the two books characters are described depending on gender. What emerges is that in one of the books femininity is valued high but instead it lacks equality between the sexes, while in the second book the main characters are described as equal even though the other characters are described in a stereotypical way. The conclusion will be that if one gender role is challenged another gender role is growing strong which means that gender representation in the books are both following and going against the curriculum Lgr 11.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 39 p.
barnböcker, genus, normer, diskursanalys, dekonstruktion
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-17809OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-17809DiVA: diva2:581798
Subject / course
UppsokSocial and Behavioural Science, Law
Milles, Karin, Högskolelektor
Bohlin, Henrik, Docent