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Regnbågsfamiljer i bilderböcker: En text- och bildanalys om hur homosexuella föräldrar skildras i fyra bilderböcker
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Swedish Language.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of pedagogy.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Rainbow families in picture books : A text and image analysis of the portrayal of homosexual parents in four picture books (English)
Abstract [en]

This analysis concerns four picture books that in different ways address the topic of children in rainbow families. The purpose of the study is to analyse how rainbow families are portrayed in the picture books by the authors and illustrators. In carrying out the analysis, we assess how the texts and pictures are used to depict the families. We also look at how the books are didactically structured to raise the reader’s awareness of rainbow families. Our hope is that this study will inspire teachers to use picture books when teaching to broaden students’ understanding of different family structures. One result of the analysis is that the formation of a family plays a significant part in these books. We have also observed that the books are didactic in different ways to draw attention to and normalise families with homosexual parents. All four picture books have their depiction of the families in common - they all show the families as happy with parents in stable relationships.  

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 32 p.
Keyword [en]
Childern’s litterature, picture book, family structures, focalisation, heterosexual, homosexual, norm, rainbow family
Keyword [sv]
Barnlitteratur, bilderbok, familjekonstellationer, fokalisering, heterosexuell, homosexuell, norm, regnbågsfamilj
National Category
Educational Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-49341OAI: diva2:898258
Subject / course
Swedish Language
Educational program
Lärarprogram för förskola, förskoleklass, fritidshem eller grundskolans tidigare år, (distans, lärcentra) 210/240 hp
Available from: 2016-01-28 Created: 2016-01-27 Last updated: 2016-01-28Bibliographically approved

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