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Bilderbokens förmåga att skildra relationer: Analys av fem bilderböcker med fokus på relationen mellan barn och vuxna
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Film and Literature.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
The ability of picture books to depict relations - : an analysis of five picture books with the focus on the relation between children and adults. (English)
Abstract [en]

This study analyses five different picture books from the last few decades. The aim of the analysis was to investigate how relations between children and adults are presented in the picture books. One way to achieve this has been to focus on the adults’ presence or absence in the narrative, and also what kind of authority the adult(s) can have in the action and how it can affect relations between children and adults. The idea is that this degree project can be adapted for practical use in school. It is hoped that teachers will receive inspiration for how they can work on the topic of relations between children and adults with the aid of picture books.A literary analysis which embraces the interplay between text and image, and with a focus on the different characters, has been used to analyse the picture books. The analysis shows that the absence and presence of the adults is depicted in different ways and can be divided into different groups: always absent, partly absent, physically present but absent in mind, and present. Another finding is that, in three of the five books, some adult character is portrayed as an authority, and this too affects how relations between the children and the adults are depicted.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 30 p.
Keyword [en]
Relations, children, adults, picture book, children’s literature, authority, absence, presence, character analysis
Keyword [sv]
Relation, barn, vuxna, bilderbok, barnlitteratur, auktoritet, frånvaro, närvaro, karaktärsanalys
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-44038OAI: diva2:819759
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Lärarprogrammet, inriktning mot verksamhet i grundskolans tidigare år
Available from: 2015-06-11 Created: 2015-06-11 Last updated: 2015-06-11Bibliographically approved

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