Change search
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Postkolonialistisk bildanalys av Hem- och konsumentkunskapsböcker
Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Teacher Education.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
A post-colonial image analysis of schools textbooks in home economics (English)
Abstract [en]

The Swedish education system reflects the multicultural society in Sweden, therefore there is a need of school textbooks that pupils can identify themselves with to create meaning and value in their learning. According to the Swedish Education Administrations (Skolverkets) report (2006) and Selander (2003, s. 198) the school textbooks are the main source of education in class. There has been an implicit message in the older textbooks that is associated with the belief that non-Europeans are "seen" as victims, and that Europeans are privileged with a "good life".

Many school texbooks has been analyzed from different points of perspectives, however, analysis from a postcolonial perspective on home economics books has practically been nonexistent.

Analysis in this study are focused on how non-western people are been portrayed in six different textbooks in the subject to conclude if the colonial discourse is still maintained and reproduced in the school. To answer the question of formulation an image analysis is made of the six, previiously mentioned, textbooks. The result shows that since 1976 school textbooks are consistently reproducing the same image of non-Europeans as victims and underdeveloped- the way of portraying them as said has merely shifted from images of starved children to helpless victims of environmental disasters and occidental abundance but are held equally responsible for their underdevelopment, in anticipation of occidental aid. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 54 p.
Keyword [en]
School textbook, post colonialism, image, discourse
Keyword [sv]
Lärobok, postkolonialism, bild, diskurs, andrafiering.
National Category
Educational Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-22759OAI: diva2:705780
Subject / course
Education Studies
2014-01-08, Sal 767 MB, Alfred Nobels allé 7 141 52 Huddinge, Huddinge, 09:00 (Swedish)
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2014-03-19 Created: 2014-03-17 Last updated: 2014-03-19Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(764 kB)214 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 764 kBChecksum SHA-512
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Casal-Eriksson, Sandra
By organisation
Teacher Education
Educational Sciences

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 214 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Total: 143 hits
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link