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Mellan bitch och glamour - En studie om tjejer, socialt kön och filmen "High School Musical"

Allerkrans, Lina LU and Ericsson, Erika LU (2009) SOPA63 20091
School of Social Work
Abstract
ABSTRACT

Authors: Lina Allerkrans, Erika Ericsson
Title: Between bitch and glamour
Supervisor: Maria Bangura Arvidsson
Assessor: Torbjörn Hjort

Our purpose with this essay was to study the movie “High School Musical” and examine how young people interpreted gender roles and how it affects them when exposed to it in media. Using Giddens theory regarding media and identity in modern society and Skegg’s and Butler’s ideas concerning gender roles we analyzed a successful movie produced for youngster. Using a qualitative method we interviewed six young girls, regarding their perspective on gender roles based on a film production. Our results of the study show that the movie has traditional roles regarding gender, which is something... (More)
ABSTRACT

Authors: Lina Allerkrans, Erika Ericsson
Title: Between bitch and glamour
Supervisor: Maria Bangura Arvidsson
Assessor: Torbjörn Hjort

Our purpose with this essay was to study the movie “High School Musical” and examine how young people interpreted gender roles and how it affects them when exposed to it in media. Using Giddens theory regarding media and identity in modern society and Skegg’s and Butler’s ideas concerning gender roles we analyzed a successful movie produced for youngster. Using a qualitative method we interviewed six young girls, regarding their perspective on gender roles based on a film production. Our results of the study show that the movie has traditional roles regarding gender, which is something that the young girls both perceive and spontaneously reasoned about. In the conversations with the girls concerning the movie and gender, normality and identification were topics that became apparent. Normality is what the young people perceived as "normal" and something that the young girls constantly related to and express the abnormal as undesirable. Not only the ability to identify oneself with a certain gender role was desired among the girls, but we also notice a wishful thinking to be like the best presented character in the movie. Our conclusion was that the girls had a conservative outlook when it comes to gender, which was also presented in the movie and we think normality and identification are factors that are important in the making of gender roles.

Keyword: High School Musical, adolescent, film, gender. (Less)
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Allerkrans, Lina LU and Ericsson, Erika LU
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SOPA63 20091
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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gender. , film, adolescent, High School Musical
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Swedish
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1418742
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Authors: Lina Allerkrans, Erika Ericsson
Title: Between bitch and glamour
Supervisor: Maria Bangura Arvidsson
Assessor: Torbjörn Hjort 

Our purpose with this essay was to study the movie “High School Musical” and examine how young people interpreted gender roles and how it affects them when exposed to it in media. Using Giddens theory regarding media and identity in modern society and Skegg’s and Butler’s ideas concerning gender roles we analyzed a successful movie produced for youngster. Using a qualitative method we interviewed six young girls, regarding their perspective on gender roles based on a film production. Our results of the study show that the movie has traditional roles regarding gender, which is something that the young girls both perceive and spontaneously reasoned about. In the conversations with the girls concerning the movie and gender, normality and identification were topics that became apparent. Normality is what the young people perceived as "normal" and something that the young girls constantly related to and express the abnormal as undesirable. Not only the ability to identify oneself with a certain gender role was desired among the girls, but we also notice a wishful thinking to be like the best presented character in the movie. Our conclusion was that the girls had a conservative outlook when it comes to gender, which was also presented in the movie and we think normality and identification are factors that are important in the making of gender roles.

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  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Mellan bitch och glamour - En studie om tjejer, socialt kön och filmen "High School Musical"},
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