"Ta det som en man?": En kvalitativ innehållsanalys med fokus på maskulinitetsdrag hos karaktärer i Svenska filminstitutets rekomendationer för Skolbio
Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
This study is a qualitative content analysis which sets out to examine the representation of stereotypic masculine traits amongst the main characters in two films from The Swedish Institute of Film's (Svenska Filminstitutets) selection for ”School Cinema” (Skolbio). The study is operationalised through the use of a scheme, constructed by Lorraine Evans and Kimberly Davies for their study No sissy boys here, which maps stereotypical masculine and feminine traits and originates from Sandra Lipsitz Bems ”Sex Role Inventory”. The masculine traits in the scheme are: aggressive, competitive, argumentative, decisive, assertive, risk-taking, self-reliant and adventurous, and the feminine are: affectionate, emotionally expressive, impetuous, nurturing, panicky, passive, tender, and understanding. A background is provided through the presentation of previous work within the fields of Hegemonic masculinities, Masculinities in teaching aids, Film as teaching aid, Representation and Discourse.
Through the analysis several instances of masculine – as well as some feminine – traits are detected, and the findings ultimatley shows that even though there is a big agent with a lot of credibility behind the distribution of these films, and the related tutor-material to go with them, it is not enough to ensure that the material does not reproduce stereotypic, hegemonic masculinity and a normative way of thinking about gender.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 27 p.
Teaching aids, Masculinity, Gender, Film, Educational sciences, Interculturality
Läromedel, Maskulinitet, Genus, Film, Utbildningsvetenskap, Interkulturalitet
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-23568OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-23568DiVA: diva2:721629
Subject / course
UppsokSocial and Behavioural Science, Law
Abiala, Kristina, Högskolelektor