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Tjejer i vänskaps- och kärleksrelationer: En diskursanalys av tjejtidningen Julia
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Girls in friendships and love relation : A discourse analysis of the girl magazine Julia (English)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study was to give an insight of the construction of girls in their relationships with friends and lovers in the Swedish magazine Julia. The magazine turns to girls of age nine to fourteen. The research questions were 1) What is the construction of the girls in their relationships with friends and lovers about in Julia? 2) How are girls constructed in their relationships with friends and lovers? Three issues of the magazine from the winter of 2014 were selected as material for the study. Critical discourse analysis (Fairclough, 1992, 2010) was the point of departure in the analysis. The main findings of the study were that the magazine focused on that girls should have a love relation that is heterosexual monogamous and that the magazine encourages the girls to make friends. The magazine also described how girls should be in their relationships with friends and lovers and what activities they could practise with their friends and lovers. The magazine’s construction of how girls should be could be discussed as if that leaves the readers, i. e. mainly girls, with a feeling that they do not have the opportunity to make several choices about their relationships.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Keyword [en]
Girls, relationships, magazines
Keyword [sv]
Tjejer, relationer, tidningar
National Category
Social Sciences Sociology Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-35964OAI: diva2:732787
Subject / course
Social Work
Educational program
Social Work Study Programme, 210 credits
Available from: 2014-07-07 Created: 2014-07-06 Last updated: 2014-07-07Bibliographically approved

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