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Machomän och mammas pojkar: En studie om manlighetsroller och manligt samspel i Suzanne Collins ungdomsroman Hungerspelen
Södertörn University, Teacher Education.
2017 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Macho Men And Mama's Boys : A Study On Masculinity Roles And Masculine Interaction In Suzanne Collins youth novel The Hunger Games (English)
Abstract [en]

This thesis aimed to analyze how men and masculinity were portrayed in The Hunger Games. I intended to investigate the most salient masculine characters. I also wanted to analyse the one-on-one interactions between men as well as their group interactions. I sought to investigate if one could see any power relations between the male characters and if they were traditionally masculine or not in this interaction, and also if this book could be used for discussions in the work with the core values of the Swedish national curriculum. The questions used in the thesis were: ”How are the men portrayed, and how do they act, compared against a traditional masculinity norm?”, ”What happens in the homosocial interaction between the men?”, and ”How do the men treat Katniss, seen from a masculinity perspective?” The theories used in the analysis were found within the field of masculinity studies. Hegemonic masculinity theory was the first one, and the second theory was the theoretical framework of traditional masculinity ideologies by Mahalik et al., specifically the measurement tool of CMNI – Conformity to Masculinity Norm Inventory. The method used to collect the data for the analysis was Close Reading. In the analysis I compared the men to a set of masculinity norms. The measurement tool was the norm inventory of CMNI. The results of the analysis found that at all the men in the study lived in accordance with at least some of the traditional masculinity norms. Out of the four men analysed, three of them had a gender equal relationship with the female lead character. Some men in the book were shown to act based on a patriarchal power structure. It was found that the men who acted in accordance with this structure were conforming more to the traditional masculity norms in their interaction with other men than in their interaction with women.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , 33 p.
Keyword [en]
The Hunger Games, Literature Analysis, Masculinity, Masculinity Theory, Hegemonic Masculinity theory, Traditional Masculinity Ideology, Gender Studies
Keyword [sv]
Hungerspelen, litteraturanalys, maskulinitet, maskulinitetsteori, hegemonisk maskulinitetsteori, traditionell maskulinitetsideologi, genusvetenskap
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General Literature Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-32679OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-32679DiVA: diva2:1104193
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Swedish
Uppsok
Humanities, Theology
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Available from: 2017-06-01 Created: 2017-05-31 Last updated: 2017-06-01Bibliographically approved

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