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Det brinner i förortens ungdomsroman: bilden av unga män med utländsk härkomst i 2009 års samhällsrealistiska ungdomsroman.
Södertörn University College, Lärarutbildningen.
2009 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The aim of this paper is to examine how young men of foreign background are pictured in the realistic adolescence novels of 2009. In my process of work I have used a classical schedule for literature analysis from which I have worked out a few questions to use on my texts. The questions are related to the main characters and some of the most important minor characters – all are young men with foreign background – and focuses on aspects of for example where they live, who their friends are and what they think about and dream of.

To put these pictures into a wider perspective I compare my results with the well known stereotype picturing of men with foreign background in media. I then discuss how or if this affects the young men’s picture of themselves and the majority society’s picture of them. Another part of my discussion is how school can provide good role models for their students and how and if we can work with these stereotypes. To relate to young men with foreign background I have used two culture studies.

The result of my analysis shows that the picturing of young men with foreign background tends to be stiff and static and closely stereotype. My conclusion is therefore that the picturing of young men with foreign background in the realistic adolescence novels of 2009 is familiar to the ones we can see in media. And from looking at the two culture studies I used, I can see that the stereotype pictures tend to affect how these young men picture themselves and also how the majority society pictures them. This can in the long run be dreadful for the self-image of these young men.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. , p. 33
Keywords [en]
young men, foreign background, stereotype, adolescence novel, identification, culture, media, suburb
Keywords [sv]
unga män, utländsk härkomst, stereotyp, ungdomsroman, identifikation, kultur, media, förort
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-3114OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-3114DiVA, id: diva2:290883
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Social and Behavioural Science, Law
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Available from: 2010-01-29 Created: 2010-01-28 Last updated: 2010-02-24Bibliographically approved

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