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Robotar som svär eller har läppglansfingrar: Genusgestaltningar i två skönlitterära verk för mellanåldern och deras anpassning i svenskundervisningen
Södertörn University, Teacher Education.
2019 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Robots that swear or have lip gloss fingers : Gender portraits in two literary works for middle-aged children and their adaptation in Swedish teaching (English)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study is to examine, from a gender perspective, fictional books self-selected by middle-aged children. The aim of this is to test how these books function in Swedish studies to promote equality between students. In order to help investigate the purpose, two issues have been formulated: “Which fictional books do middle-aged children read today?” and “How do these books portray gender?”

The method that is used is a quantitative survey where students in year 5 answered which fiction book is their favorite. Based on the answer from the survey a top-three list of the books girls, and boys, has named as their favorite have been compiled. The book that ended up at the top of each list has been reviewed and analyzed from a gender perspective, which is the theory that is infusing the entire study. The results of the study showed that gender patterns and gender stereotypes are a common occurrence in the books. The gender patterns that emerge are a division between the sexes where men are over-represented. The same type of gender patterns also appeared in the areas of activities and qualities where boys are portrayed as active, violent and rational, while girls are portrayed as passive, emotional and caring. In conclusion, this study urges that it is important for teachers to have an idea of how the most self-selected fiction books portray gender, because the books middle-aged children prefer to read do not brake traditional gender patterns. The books that have been analyzed in this study are Glasbarnen by Kristina Ohlsson and Dagbok för alla mina fans: Gregs bravader by Jeff Kinney.  

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2019. , p. 33
Keywords [en]
gender, gender patterns, fiction, Swedish language, didactics
Keywords [sv]
genus, genusmönster, skönlitteratur, svenskdidaktik, mellanåldern
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Pedagogical Work
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-39685OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-39685DiVA, id: diva2:1382249
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Intercultural Education
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Social and Behavioural Science, Law
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Available from: 2020-01-03 Created: 2020-01-02 Last updated: 2020-01-03Bibliographically approved

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