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"Män är fruktansvärda, fåfänga och högmodiga; de har hår över hela kroppen!"(SOMMARNATTENSLEENDE, 1955): En studie om representationen av maskulinitet i 1950- och 2010-talsfilmer.
University of Skövde, School of Health and Education.
University of Skövde, School of Health and Education.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
"Men are horrible, vain and conceited; they have hair all over their bodies!" (SMILES OF A SUMMER NIGHT, 1955) : A study about the representation of masculinity in movies from the 1950s and 2010s. (English)
Abstract [sv]

Genusforskning inkluderar oftast inte maskulinitet, speciellt inte hur det reproduceras i samhället. Utifrån ett socialpsykologiskt perspektiv utgår därför denna studie från den socialisation som dagligen sker mellan media och samhällsstrukturen. Den här studien beskriver den kulturella representationen av män med hjälp av 80 analyserade filmer och 239 analyserade manliga roller från Sverige och Amerika under 1950- och 2010-talet. En kvalitativ- kvantitativ innehållsanalys genomfördes för att kunna placera de analyserade manliga rollerna i redan existerande maskulinitetskategorier. Resultatet visar att maskulinitet inte får tillräckligt med utrymme i dagens samhälle och kan därmed inte alltid kategoriseras in i dessa maskulinitetskategorier. De största förändringarna av män från 1950-talet och 2010-talet är att vikten av familjen har minskat, samt att mannen har blivit mer känslosam. De största skillnaderna mellan den amerikanska och svenska mannen ligger i hur den amerikanska mannen dominerar i arbetslivet samtidigt som han är familjefar, medan den svenska mannen lever ett ungkarlsliv och lägger stort fokus på sina vänner.

Abstract [en]

The study of Gender does not often explore masculinity, especially with regards to their role in reproduction in society. The social psychology perspective of the daily socialisation that occurs between media and the social structure is therefore the outset of this study. A cultural representation of men has been described from a dataset of 80 analysed films, and 239 analysed male characters from Sweden and America during the 1950s and 2010s. A qualitative- quantitative content analysis was conducted to place the analysed male characters in already existing categories of masculinity. The results showed that masculinity does not have enough space in today’s society. Due to these findings, many men no longer fit the profile into the existing categories of masculinity. The biggest differences between men from the 1950s and 2010s, was a shift in the importance of family life. Over the years, men have developed a more emotional and sensitive side to themselves. When comparing the difference between the American and Swedish man; The American man tended to dominate his work life while being a family father. Whereas, the Swedish man lived a life of a bachelor and devoted a great deal of time to his friends.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 38 p.
Keyword [en]
Masculinity, Masculinity categories, Content analysis, Socialization, Media.
Keyword [sv]
Maskulinitet, Maskulinitetskategorier, Innehållsanalys, Socialisation, Media
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Social Psychology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:his:diva-12712OAI: oai:DiVA.org:his-12712DiVA: diva2:948707
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Social Psychology
Educational program
Social Psychology - Study Programme
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Available from: 2016-09-02 Created: 2016-07-13 Last updated: 2016-09-05Bibliographically approved

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