Bilderböcker utifrån ett genusperspektiv
Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Picture books from a gender perspective (English)
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.
Picture book, gender, masculine, feminine
Bilderbok, genus, manligt och kvinnligt
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-21287OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-21287DiVA: diva2:686523
Subject / course
UppsokSocial and Behavioural Science, Law
Jonsson, Eva, Högskolelektor
Nilsson, Staffan, Högskolelektor