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Påklädda män och söta kvinnor: En studie i representationer av genus i tidningen Frida 2013
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Media and Journalism.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Media and Journalism.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Well dressed men and cute women : A study of gender representation in the magazine Frida 2013 (English)
Abstract [en]

This theises aims to extend the understanding of how representation of gender is produced and reproduced in the young women’s magazine Frida. We examine this through analyzing pictures of male and female celebrities in a selected number of magazines from the year of 2013. We use a quantitative analysis of the pictures, as well as a supplementary quantitative analysis of ajectives used to describe male and female celebrities in captions. We research what types of patterns we can find in these analyses that construct representations of gender, also surveying how the celebrities in the magazine look.

Our analysis shows us that the context of Frida contains several recurring visual patterns that preserves a representation of men being superior to women. We also find that for both men and women in the magazine- their attractive exterior is their most prominent attribute. That is not only perceived visually, but also reinforced by the editorial text. The result also shows us that the celebrities shown in the Frida is a very homogeneous group, with very similar attributes. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 46 p.
Keyword [en]
Journalism, Gender, Celebrities, Women’s magazines, Young adults
Keyword [sv]
Journalistik, Genus, Frida, Kändisskap, Kvinnomagasin, Ungdomar
National Category
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-39181OAI: diva2:781545
Subject / course
Educational program
Journalism and Media Production Programme, 180 credits
Available from: 2015-02-03 Created: 2015-01-16 Last updated: 2015-02-03Bibliographically approved

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