Kvinnorna i litteraturhistorien: Hur ser det ut i läroböckerna idag
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
This study aims to show what differences, if any, there are between how men and women are decribed in new litterature history textbooks for upper secondary school and then to compare them with and older textbook where differences already have been spotted. The books we anlyze are Svenska timmar litteraturen by Svante Skoglund (2012) and Ekengrens svenska by Hans-Erik Ekengren and Britta Lorentzson-Ekengren (2011) and the one we compare them to is Den levande litteraturen by Ulf Jansson (2007). To help us anlyze these textbooks we use Charles Tilly's theory about categorical inequality where he states that inequality exists because of people's fondnes for placing their fellows in different categories such as e.g. man/woman and old/young. We also use De los Reyes' and Mulinari's theory which states that to get rid of the categorical inequality we need to think intersectionally. That means that we need to recognize that one person does not belong to only one category but travelles between them and may also belong to several categories at once. With the help of these theories we find that the newer textbooks do not treat men and women equally. Often men are allowed to travel between categories whilst women are reduced to being just women. In comparison with the older textbook there has been some improvement as to how many women they present but as our main focus was the quality and not the quantity the result is quite disappointing and we feel that this is something that the producers of schoolbooks need to put some thought into.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 25 p.
Läromedel, intersektionalitet, kategoriell ojämlikhet
Educational Sciences General Literature Studies
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-21282OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-21282DiVA: diva2:599984
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