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Populärkulturens politiska makt : En studie om serietidningsbilders skapande och upprätthållande av genusnormer i samhället

Hashemian, Ghazal LU (2014) STVK02 20132
Department of Political Science
Human Rights Studies
Abstract
In western society and culture we are constantly surrounded by images in various forms. Popular culture is a large part of our everyday lives and we get information about ourselves and the world through it. Conventions and stereotypes in the society are created and maintained through discourses. Because of the impact popular cultural expression have on society it should be of more interest for analyses within the subject of political science. The aim of this thesis was to investigate how the female mutants are portrayed in comic books. The objects of study was six comic books throughout a time period of 20 years. The methodological approach has been a semiotic analysis. Using feminist theories the images were interpreted for their... (More)
In western society and culture we are constantly surrounded by images in various forms. Popular culture is a large part of our everyday lives and we get information about ourselves and the world through it. Conventions and stereotypes in the society are created and maintained through discourses. Because of the impact popular cultural expression have on society it should be of more interest for analyses within the subject of political science. The aim of this thesis was to investigate how the female mutants are portrayed in comic books. The objects of study was six comic books throughout a time period of 20 years. The methodological approach has been a semiotic analysis. Using feminist theories the images were interpreted for their significance. Seen through art history, men have had the political powers themselves to decide what the portrayal of a man should contain. Female artists have neither had the power nor the access to decide what the portrayal of a woman should contain. Thus the portrayal of women have been made through the eyes of men. The study showed that images of female mutants in the comic books generally were conventional and stereotypically portrayed. (Less)
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Hashemian, Ghazal LU
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STVK02 20132
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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keywords
populärkultur, genus, diskurs, serietidningar, semiotik
language
Swedish
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4228900
date added to LUP
2014-02-04 18:47:16
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2014-09-04 08:27:44
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  abstract     = {In western society and culture we are constantly surrounded by images in various forms. Popular culture is a large part of our everyday lives and we get information about ourselves and the world through it. Conventions and stereotypes in the society are created and maintained through discourses. Because of the impact popular cultural expression have on society it should be of more interest for analyses within the subject of political science. The aim of this thesis was to investigate how the female mutants are portrayed in comic books. The objects of study was six comic books throughout a time period of 20 years. The methodological approach has been a semiotic analysis. Using feminist theories the images were interpreted for their significance. Seen through art history, men have had the political powers themselves to decide what the portrayal of a man should contain. Female artists have neither had the power nor the access to decide what the portrayal of a woman should contain. Thus the portrayal of women have been made through the eyes of men. The study showed that images of female mutants in the comic books generally were conventional and stereotypically portrayed.},
  author       = {Hashemian, Ghazal},
  keyword      = {populärkultur,genus,diskurs,serietidningar,semiotik},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Populärkulturens politiska makt : En studie om serietidningsbilders skapande och upprätthållande av genusnormer i samhället},
  year         = {2014},
}