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Fast i garderobsöppningen: En kritisk diskursanalys av VeckoRevyns representation av bi- och homosexuellas sex- och kärleksrelationer
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 thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study was to examine the ways in which the Swedish lifestyle magazine VeckoRevyn construct the sex and love relations of bi- and homosexuals. We analyzed 22 unique texts in magazines, from 2009 to 2014, in order to get a result as current as possible.

To represent the magazine overall we have selected texts from various parts of the magazine. With a critical discourse analysis and through relevant and significant theories and perspectives such as social constructionism and heteronormativity, we found that VeckoRevyn represent sex and love relations of bi- and homosexuals through four discourses.

The outcome of our study shows that VeckoRevyn only represent a limited part of bi- and homosexuals sex and love relations. In the analysed texts bi- and homosexuals are forced to “come out of the closet” repeatedly and their sexual relations are rarely represented. When the sexual relations are represented, it’s frequently through fantasies or in extreme ways with an attempt to entertain. VeckoRevyn tells the readers that it’s stupid to label oneself as bi- or homosexual, nevertheless VeckoRevyn often uses labels as a big part of their construction of bi- and homosexuals identities. Bi- and homosexuals never really come out of the closet, they are forced to always be standing in the doorway.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , p. 44
Keyword [en]
bisexual, homosexual, LGB, sex, love, lifestyle magazine, representation, critical discourse analysis
Keyword [sv]
bisexuell, homosexuell, sex, kärlek, livsstilsmagasin, representation, kritisk diskursanalys
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Media and Communications
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-44871OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-44871DiVA, id: diva2:824096
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Advertising, Graphic Design and Visual Communication Programme, 180 credits
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Available from: 2015-06-22 Created: 2015-06-20 Last updated: 2015-06-22Bibliographically approved

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