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Pojkar i barnlitteratur: En analys av ideal och normer i fyra barnböcker
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Film and Literature.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Boys in children's literature. : An analysis of ideals and norms in children's literature. (English)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study is to see which male norms and ideals are expressed in four selected books for children aged 9–12. Is it just a stereotyped ideal that is represented in the books or can others be found as well? The method used for the analysis is critical discourse analysis, proceeding from a gender perspective. The material I have studied consists of Berts dagbok, Min vän Percys magiska gymnastikskor, Eva & Adam – en midsommarnattsmardröm and Sju förtrollade kvällar. My analysis shows that all the books contain roughly the same ideals and norms but that there is always a character who reflects the male ideal more than the other characters.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 29 p.
Keyword [en]
Gender, children´s literature, ideal, norms, masculinity, stereotype.
Keyword [sv]
Genus, barnböcker, ideal, normer, maskulinitet, stereotyp
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General Literature Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-50224OAI: diva2:909288
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Lärarprogrammet, inriktning mot verksamhet i grundskolans senare år och gymnasiet
Available from: 2016-03-07 Created: 2016-03-05 Last updated: 2016-03-07Bibliographically approved

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