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Heteronormatividad, estereotipos y actitudes relacionados al género.: Análisis comparativo de materiales didácticos de apoyo para la comprensión lectora de ELE en Suecia.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Languages.
2015 (Spanish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Heteronormativity, gender stereotypes and attitudes towards gender. : Comparative analysis of SFL reading comprehension materials in Sweden. (English)
Abstract [en]

This paper discusses three aspects: heteronormativity, the gender stereotypes and attitudes towards gender that can be found in teaching materials for reading in the Spanish subject at upper secondary level in Sweden. The corpus for this study is a selection of anthologies and novels that are published in the Spanish language in Sweden.

In order to identify heteronormativity, gender stereotypes and attitudes towards gender of the characters and narrators, the corpus is examined according to a number of variables such as sex, age, marital status, social class, and nationality, as well as theories and concepts such as hegemonic masculinity, androcentricity, homosociality, sexist attitudes (misogyny and misandry), the gender contract and binary opposition systems.

The data will be presented in both quantitative and qualitative terms, and the outcome of this analysis will highlight the presence of gender stereotypes where the presence of female characters is minimal while the dominant presence of male characters establishes the norm, so that it is the stories of male characters that describe the world. Female characters do not participate in the public sphere; they are represented as mothers, sisters or daughters. They are seen as sexual objects who do not have a voice. Nevertheless, few cases of sexism (misogyny and misandry) are found in the corpus, and there are even cases of transgression that weaken the stereotype of the submissive woman, as well as cases of transgression where men express their feelings.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 51 p.
Keyword [en]
Stereotypes, gender, hegemonic masculinity, homosociality, sexist attitudes, teaching material
Keyword [es]
Estereotipos, género hegemonía masculina, homosociabilidad, actitudes sexistas, material didáctico
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-49549OAI: diva2:900446
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Lärarprogrammet, inriktning mot verksamhet i grundskolans senare år och gymnasiet
Available from: 2016-02-09 Created: 2016-02-03 Last updated: 2016-02-09Bibliographically approved

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