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Unga tjejers förhållningssätt till sex och samlevnad - En diskursanalys av tjejtidningen FRIDA

Christiansson, Sofie LU (2014) SOPA63 20132
School of Social Work
Abstract
The aim of this paper was to understand how adolescent girls’ approach towards sex and relationships is constructed in FRIDA, a Swedish magazine for teen girls, through a gender perspective. Furthermore the aim was also to identify how FRIDA categorizes boys and girls, and how it reproduces heteronormativity. The method used was discourse analysis, and the selection of material was all the articles about sex and relationships in ten numbers of FRIDA from the year 2012. The theoretical base of the analysis was Wendy Holloway’s three discourses about heterosexual relationships and objectification theory. The analysis showed that FRIDA maintains and reproduces the social constructions entailed by the unequal discourses about the feminine and... (More)
The aim of this paper was to understand how adolescent girls’ approach towards sex and relationships is constructed in FRIDA, a Swedish magazine for teen girls, through a gender perspective. Furthermore the aim was also to identify how FRIDA categorizes boys and girls, and how it reproduces heteronormativity. The method used was discourse analysis, and the selection of material was all the articles about sex and relationships in ten numbers of FRIDA from the year 2012. The theoretical base of the analysis was Wendy Holloway’s three discourses about heterosexual relationships and objectification theory. The analysis showed that FRIDA maintains and reproduces the social constructions entailed by the unequal discourses about the feminine and masculine gender positions. Adolescent girls’ approach towards sex and relationships is constructed in accordance with Holloway’s three discourses and objectification theory where girls’ sexuality subordinates both boys’ sexuality, as well as the importance of being an attractive sexual object. The meaning of life for girls is constructed as attracting and keeping a man. Girls are categorized as insecure, anxious, jealous and ashamed of their bodies. To portray girls as defected and flawed, and in need of the advice offered in the magazine, is a way for FRIDA to achieve its commercial purpose. (Less)
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Christiansson, Sofie LU
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SOPA63 20132
year
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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sex och samlevnad, genus, unga tjejer, tjejtidning, diskurs
language
Swedish
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4251382
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2014-01-28 16:32:09
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  abstract     = {The aim of this paper was to understand how adolescent girls’ approach towards sex and relationships is constructed in FRIDA, a Swedish magazine for teen girls, through a gender perspective. Furthermore the aim was also to identify how FRIDA categorizes boys and girls, and how it reproduces heteronormativity. The method used was discourse analysis, and the selection of material was all the articles about sex and relationships in ten numbers of FRIDA from the year 2012. The theoretical base of the analysis was Wendy Holloway’s three discourses about heterosexual relationships and objectification theory. The analysis showed that FRIDA maintains and reproduces the social constructions entailed by the unequal discourses about the feminine and masculine gender positions. Adolescent girls’ approach towards sex and relationships is constructed in accordance with Holloway’s three discourses and objectification theory where girls’ sexuality subordinates both boys’ sexuality, as well as the importance of being an attractive sexual object. The meaning of life for girls is constructed as attracting and keeping a man. Girls are categorized as insecure, anxious, jealous and ashamed of their bodies. To portray girls as defected and flawed, and in need of the advice offered in the magazine, is a way for FRIDA to achieve its commercial purpose.},
  author       = {Christiansson, Sofie},
  keyword      = {sex och samlevnad,genus,unga tjejer,tjejtidning,diskurs},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Unga tjejers förhållningssätt till sex och samlevnad - En diskursanalys av tjejtidningen FRIDA},
  year         = {2014},
}