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”Now people will definitely talk!” En analys av förhandlingar rörande genus och sexualitet i BBC´s Sherlock (2010-)

Gustafsson, Karl LU (2014) GNVK01 20141
Department of Gender Studies
Abstract
This essay examines the TV series Sherlock (2010-) from a gender perspective. My main goal with this study was to see whether the TV series challenges the traditional notions on gender and sexuality and also behaviors connected to these categories. But also how at the same time it reminds us of and is influenced by heteronormative notions. To achieve this, I have been inspired by theories drawn from i.a. masculinity research and queer theory. During the process, I have intermittently tried to problematize my own relationship to the subject I have been studying. It would turn out that parts of the TV series could be perceived as norm breaking, while other parts reinforced traditional notions of gender and sexuality. Comic sequences... (More)
This essay examines the TV series Sherlock (2010-) from a gender perspective. My main goal with this study was to see whether the TV series challenges the traditional notions on gender and sexuality and also behaviors connected to these categories. But also how at the same time it reminds us of and is influenced by heteronormative notions. To achieve this, I have been inspired by theories drawn from i.a. masculinity research and queer theory. During the process, I have intermittently tried to problematize my own relationship to the subject I have been studying. It would turn out that parts of the TV series could be perceived as norm breaking, while other parts reinforced traditional notions of gender and sexuality. Comic sequences concerning homosexuality and acting of various sexualities were some of the features that caught my interest. The results I came up to suggest that Sherlock is moving simultaneously in multiple directions. Breaking norms and traditional tendencies occur parallelly in the TV series and not seldom the spectator can choose one of these meanings. (Less)
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Gustafsson, Karl LU
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GNVK01 20141
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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Sherlock, Gender, Genus, Homosexuality, Homosexualitet, Maskulinitet, Masculinity, Queer
language
Swedish
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4465046
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2014-06-19 13:55:12
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  abstract     = {This essay examines the TV series Sherlock (2010-) from a gender perspective. My main goal with this study was to see whether the TV series challenges the traditional notions on gender and sexuality and also behaviors connected to these categories. But also how at the same time it reminds us of and is influenced by heteronormative notions. To achieve this, I have been inspired by theories drawn from i.a. masculinity research and queer theory. During the process, I have intermittently tried to problematize my own relationship to the subject I have been studying. It would turn out that parts of the TV series could be perceived as norm breaking, while other parts reinforced traditional notions of gender and sexuality. Comic sequences concerning homosexuality and acting of various sexualities were some of the features that caught my interest. The results I came up to suggest that Sherlock is moving simultaneously in multiple directions. Breaking norms and traditional tendencies occur parallelly in the TV series and not seldom the spectator can choose one of these meanings.},
  author       = {Gustafsson, Karl},
  keyword      = {Sherlock,Gender,Genus,Homosexuality,Homosexualitet,Maskulinitet,Masculinity,Queer},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {”Now people will definitely talk!” En analys av förhandlingar rörande genus och sexualitet i BBC´s Sherlock (2010-)},
  year         = {2014},
}