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Äldre bilderböckers förmedlande i klassrummet: En analys av fyra bilderböcker av Elsa Beskow ur ett genusperspektiv
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Swedish Language.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
How old picture books communicate in the classroom : An analysis of four picture books by Elsa Beskow from a gender perspective (English)
Abstract [en]

The study analyses four of Elsa Beskow´s picture books from a gender perspective and with character analyis as the method. The aim is to find out how gender is presented in the picture books and how the books reflect their time. The study also discusses how the books can be used in today´s school. The result shows that the men in the four works have the greatest power. They are portrayed as deciding and dominating everything. The character analysis also shows that they are portrayed as being surly rather than cheerful. The women and the girls in the works are portrayed as capable, caring and cautious.

The school curriculum states that school should aim to ensure that all pupils are treated equally regardless for sex. Beskow´s works reflect the gender roles that prevailed around 1900, and teachers need to be aware of this when the works are used in school today. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 30 p.
Keyword [en]
gender, gender role, rule, picture book, character analysis, focalization, socio-cultural perspective
National Category
Languages and Literature
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-53897OAI: diva2:939502
Subject / course
Swedish Language
Educational program
Lärarprogram för förskola, förskoleklass, fritidshem eller grundskolans tidigare år, (distans, lärcentra) 210/240 hp
Available from: 2016-06-22 Created: 2016-06-19 Last updated: 2016-06-22Bibliographically approved

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