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Definierad könsroll eller odefinierbart könslös?: En studie om komponenternas betydelse i genusinriktade bilderböcker
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Social Sciences.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Social Sciences.
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Well Defined Gender Roles or Absence of Gender Roles? : A study of components in gender-oriented children's picture-books (English)
Abstract [en]

It has been shown that children’s picture-books contain many of the usual stereotypes that are linked to the conventional roles that boys and girls play. We found picture-books that were specifically designed to avoid such stereotypes – we called these books ‘gender-oriented’. Our research question was: what made this latter category less stereotypical and ‘better’ from a gender perspective? We assumed, based on previous research, that one could distinguish certain ‘components’ in a picture-book that was trying to innovate in the area of gender roles.

These components were analyzed in six picture-books, selected from a publishing house with ambitions to be different in this respect. We analyzed texts and pictures using a version of qualitative content analysis, which allowed us to classify settings, behavior, relations and certain other attributes in the stories. Our answer was to a certain degree ambiguous, in the sense that it was hardly clear what was the key to a good story for children that avoided gender stereotypes, which is the reason why we ended up with a question: should gender roles be reversed or should stories avoid gender roles altogether? In the final analysis, stories also have to be creative and innovative, like other works of fiction, to be credible in the eyes of critical readers

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 56 p.
National Category
Media and Communications
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-12667OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-12667DiVA: diva2:424100
Subject / course
Media and Communications Science
Educational program
Advertising, Graphic Design and Visual Communication Programme, 180 credits
Uppsok
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
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Available from: 2011-06-20 Created: 2011-06-16 Last updated: 2011-06-20Bibliographically approved

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