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Smitten and Bitten: en diskursanalys av bokserien Twilight ur ett genusperspektiv

Reijs, Josephine LU (2010) GNVK01 20101
Department of Gender Studies
Abstract (Swedish)
I denna studie har jag undersökt genuskonstruktionerna i Stephanie Meyers fyra böcker; Twilight (2005), New Moon (2006) Eclipse (2007) och Breaking Dawn (2008). Det teoretiska ramverket består av Judith Butlers teorier om den heterosexuella matrisen och perfomativitet, Gayle S Rubin och Michel Foucaults teorier om sexualitet som något historiskt konstruerat samt Laura Mulveys teori om ”The Male Gaze”. Det jag frågade materialet var hur genus och sexualitet konstrueras i de fyra böckerna utifrån de tre huvudkaraktärerna. Metoden är kritisk diskursanalys och karaktärsanalys. Resultatet visar att genus konstrueras på ett sätt som passar in i den heterosexuella matrisen. Sexualiteten och begäret är heteronormativt och karaktärerna ges typiska... (More)
I denna studie har jag undersökt genuskonstruktionerna i Stephanie Meyers fyra böcker; Twilight (2005), New Moon (2006) Eclipse (2007) och Breaking Dawn (2008). Det teoretiska ramverket består av Judith Butlers teorier om den heterosexuella matrisen och perfomativitet, Gayle S Rubin och Michel Foucaults teorier om sexualitet som något historiskt konstruerat samt Laura Mulveys teori om ”The Male Gaze”. Det jag frågade materialet var hur genus och sexualitet konstrueras i de fyra böckerna utifrån de tre huvudkaraktärerna. Metoden är kritisk diskursanalys och karaktärsanalys. Resultatet visar att genus konstrueras på ett sätt som passar in i den heterosexuella matrisen. Sexualiteten och begäret är heteronormativt och karaktärerna ges typiska manliga och kvinnliga egenskaper. Det som sticker ut är Isabella Swans karaktär som konstrueras med en ”kvinnlig blick”, det är den som beskriver de manliga subjekten och begär dem. (Less)
Abstract
In this essay I have studied gender constructions in Stephanie Meyers four books; Twilight (2005), New Moon (2006) Eclipse (2007) and Breaking Dawn (2008). My theory frame consists of Judith Butlers theory about the heterosexual matrix and performance, Gayle S Rubin and Michel Foucaults theory about sexuality as something historically constructed and Laura Mulvey´s theory about the “male gaze”. My questions to the material were how gender and sexuality are constructed in the four books from the three main characters. The method is discourse analysis and character analysis. The result shows that gender is constructed within the heterosexual matrix. Sexuality and desire are hetero normative and the characters are given typical male and... (More)
In this essay I have studied gender constructions in Stephanie Meyers four books; Twilight (2005), New Moon (2006) Eclipse (2007) and Breaking Dawn (2008). My theory frame consists of Judith Butlers theory about the heterosexual matrix and performance, Gayle S Rubin and Michel Foucaults theory about sexuality as something historically constructed and Laura Mulvey´s theory about the “male gaze”. My questions to the material were how gender and sexuality are constructed in the four books from the three main characters. The method is discourse analysis and character analysis. The result shows that gender is constructed within the heterosexual matrix. Sexuality and desire are hetero normative and the characters are given typical male and female qualities. The person that deviates is Isabella Swan´s character whom is constructed with a “female gaze” and whom describes the male subjects and the desire to them. (Less)
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Reijs, Josephine LU
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GNVK01 20101
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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heteronormativity, vampyrer, sexualitet, sexuality, vampires, Twilight, heteronormativitet, genus, gender
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Swedish
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1608843
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  abstract     = {In this essay I have studied gender constructions in Stephanie Meyers four books; Twilight (2005), New Moon (2006) Eclipse (2007) and Breaking Dawn (2008). My theory frame consists of Judith Butlers theory about the heterosexual matrix and performance, Gayle S Rubin and Michel Foucaults theory about sexuality as something historically constructed and Laura Mulvey´s theory about the “male gaze”. My questions to the material were how gender and sexuality are constructed in the four books from the three main characters. The method is discourse analysis and character analysis. The result shows that gender is constructed within the heterosexual matrix. Sexuality and desire are hetero normative and the characters are given typical male and female qualities. The person that deviates is Isabella Swan´s character whom is constructed with a “female gaze” and whom describes the male subjects and the desire to them.},
  author       = {Reijs, Josephine},
  keyword      = {heteronormativity,vampyrer,sexualitet,sexuality,vampires,Twilight,heteronormativitet,genus,gender},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Smitten and Bitten: en diskursanalys av bokserien Twilight ur ett genusperspektiv},
  year         = {2010},
}