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En bild säger mer än tusen ord: En analys av GQ Magazines omslagsbilder och årskurs 9 elevers tolkning av dem
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
A picture says more than thousand words : An analysis of GQ Magazine´s cover images and ninth grade student´s views of them (English)
Abstract [en]

A picture says more than thousand words - an analysis of GQ Magazine´s cover images and ninth grade student´s views of them is an essay in media and communication studies covering 15 hp. This essay examines how men and women are depicted on the cover of GQ Magazine and how ninth grade students perceive these images. Our research questions are: How is gender presented in cover images? How do the students interpret these images? What possible differencies or similarities are there? Our theoretical framework is based on gender theory. Methods used are a survey conducted at Tegs Central school and a semiotic analysis of the cover images. We have to keep in mind that the cover images already have a stereotypical representation of the women and men, and that will automaticly affect the students answers. The essay shows that the semiotic studie describes profound thaughts on connotation terms. The survey studie shows that the students have the ability to analyse GQ Magazine´s cover images in a denotation level. Since the social problem is about what images says and what possible affect they have on the viewer. It is therefore important to have a critical mind when it comes to analyse images and be aware of these general representations of gender.

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2015. , 44 p.
Keyword [en]
Students Cover images Gender Maskulinity Femininity Stereotypes Semiotics
Keyword [sv]
Studenter Omslagsbilder Genus Maskulinitet Femininitet Stereotyper Semiotik
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Social Sciences Media and Communications Law
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-99322OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-99322DiVA: diva2:786742
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Programme in Media and Communication Studies
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Available from: 2015-02-09 Created: 2015-02-06 Last updated: 2015-02-09Bibliographically approved

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