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Bilderböcker utifrån ett genusperspektiv
Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Teacher Education.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Picture books from a gender perspective (English)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study is to analyze picture books from a gender perspective. The books are found in a book box that the libraries send out to preschools. This study is based on the following questions:

  • How are boys and girls portrayed in picture books?
  • Do the picture books encourage or discourage the principles of equality found in the Curriculum for the Pre-School and the equality work conducted in the preschools?

I performed a qualitative text and picture analysis of 12 picture books. I used Maria Nikolajeva and Kajsa Wahlströms schedule of typical masculine and feminine qualities and activities when analysing the picture books. I reached the conclusion that in the vast majority of the books boys and girls are portrayed with qualities that are both typical masculine and feminine. Only a few books in the book box portray the boys and girls characters in a stereotype manner. Hence, as a conclusion, the analyzed picture books discourage the traditional stereotype gender patterns and therefore encourage the principles of equality as described in the Curriculum for the Pres-School.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 39 p.
Keyword [en]
Picture book, gender, masculine, feminine
Keyword [sv]
Bilderbok, genus, manligt och kvinnligt
National Category
Educational Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-21287OAI: diva2:686523
Subject / course
Education Studies
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2014-01-13 Created: 2014-01-12 Last updated: 2014-01-13Bibliographically approved

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