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Nytta och nöje eller offerskap? – mediabilder av manlig och kvinnlig prostitution

Fyledal, Sanna LU and Hjalmar, Sanne LU (2009) SOPA63 20082
School of Social Work
Abstract
Authors: Sanna Fyledal and Sanne Hjalmar
Title: Business and pleasure or victimization –media images of male and female prostitution
Supervisor: Katarina Jacobsson
Assessor: Håkan Jönsson

Prostitution is often described as a female phenomenon in texts describing occurrence, spread and actions against prostitution. Male prostitution was only mentioned briefly, to state the lack of knowledge and information about the subject.
Our intention of writing this work was to investigate how female and male prostitution was portrayed by the media. The starting point of our investigation was based on the following questions:
• How are male and female prostitutes portrayed?
• What are the existing differences in the portrayal of female and... (More)
Authors: Sanna Fyledal and Sanne Hjalmar
Title: Business and pleasure or victimization –media images of male and female prostitution
Supervisor: Katarina Jacobsson
Assessor: Håkan Jönsson

Prostitution is often described as a female phenomenon in texts describing occurrence, spread and actions against prostitution. Male prostitution was only mentioned briefly, to state the lack of knowledge and information about the subject.
Our intention of writing this work was to investigate how female and male prostitution was portrayed by the media. The starting point of our investigation was based on the following questions:
• How are male and female prostitutes portrayed?
• What are the existing differences in the portrayal of female and male prostitution?
The research material was chosen from different newspapers as these are read on a day to day basis by a large percentage of the general population. The particular articles which we singled out contained information regarding male and female prostitution. Using a social constructionist perspective, we found great differences in how male and female prostitutes were portrayed. The articles regarding female prostitution were more general than the articles about male prostitution. For example, readers were given few details about the prostitutes’ situation and personal experience. Articles regarding male prostitution tended to be more specific and gave the reader details around the prostitutes’ situation.
We found that men were portrayed as victims of prostitution as well as subjects who choose to sell sex. Analyzing the articles on female prostitution, we found no counterpart for the articles which presented male prostitutes as participant. The female prostitutes were portrayed more or less as victims in all of the articles. (Less)
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Fyledal, Sanna LU and Hjalmar, Sanne LU
supervisor
organization
course
SOPA63 20082
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type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
mass medium, female, Prostitution, male, social constructivism
language
Swedish
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1488340
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2009-11-23 09:09:45
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2009-11-23 09:09:45
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  abstract     = {Authors: Sanna Fyledal and Sanne Hjalmar
Title: Business and pleasure or victimization –media images of male and female prostitution
Supervisor: Katarina Jacobsson
Assessor: Håkan Jönsson

Prostitution is often described as a female phenomenon in texts describing occurrence, spread and actions against prostitution. Male prostitution was only mentioned briefly, to state the lack of knowledge and information about the subject. 
	Our intention of writing this work was to investigate how female and male prostitution was portrayed by the media. The starting point of our investigation was based on the following questions: 
•	How are male and female prostitutes portrayed?
•	What are the existing differences in the portrayal of female and male prostitution?
	The research material was chosen from different newspapers as these are read on a day to day basis by a large percentage of the general population. The particular articles which we singled out contained information regarding male and female prostitution. Using a social constructionist perspective, we found great differences in how male and female prostitutes were portrayed. The articles regarding female prostitution were more general than the articles about male prostitution. For example, readers were given few details about the prostitutes’ situation and personal experience. Articles regarding male prostitution tended to be more specific and gave the reader details around the prostitutes’ situation. 
	We found that men were portrayed as victims of prostitution as well as subjects who choose to sell sex. Analyzing the articles on female prostitution, we found no counterpart for the articles which presented male prostitutes as participant. The female prostitutes were portrayed more or less as victims in all of the articles.},
  author       = {Fyledal, Sanna and Hjalmar, Sanne},
  keyword      = {mass medium,female,Prostitution,male,social constructivism
},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Nytta och nöje eller offerskap? – mediabilder av manlig och kvinnlig prostitution},
  year         = {2009},
}