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Fett osynlig?: En undersökning om representation av överviktiga och feta kroppar i två läromedel för gymnasieskolan
Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Teacher Education.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Fatness unseen? : A study of the representation of overweight and obese bodies in two textbooks for swedish upper secondary school (English)
Abstract [en]

This exam paper has examined visual portrayals of overweight and fatness in two swedish upper secondary school textbooks, one in physical education and one in social science. The textbooks were analyzed in regard to numeral representation, interacting social categories such as gender and age, depiction in forms of activities and stereotypes and relation to context close to or far away from a swedish context. The analysis showed an underrepresentation of overweight and fat bodies in both textbooks, but the represention of overweight bodies in the textbook on physical education were nearly nil whereas in the textbook on social science there where representations of both overweight and fat bodies. Combined the both textbooks gave a representation of health and youth as not represented by overweight or fat bodies.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 38 p.
Keyword [en]
textbook analysis, textbook audit, fat studies, representation, the weight order
Keyword [sv]
läromedelsanalys, läroboksgranskning, kritiska fetmastudier, representation, viktordningen
National Category
Educational Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-26058OAI: diva2:783290
Subject / course
Education Studies
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2015-01-26 Created: 2015-01-25 Last updated: 2015-01-26Bibliographically approved

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