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"Vill du fortsätta köra lite med henne eller?" : en kritisk diskursanalys av manlig vänskap och makt i Paradise Hotel.

Svensson, Mimmi LU (2016) GNVK02 20161
Department of Gender Studies
Abstract
The purpose of this essay is to examine how the male participants of the Swedish version of Paradise Hotel express friendship and gain power. To answer the questions of issue, 8 episodes of the reality-TV show have been analysed through Norman Fairclough’s Critical Discourse Analysis. The theoretical framework is based on R.W. Connell’s theories regarding masculinities, Judith Butler’s theories regarding the heterosexual matrix and Eve Kosofsky Segwick’s theories regarding homosocial desire.
The final analysis suggests that the male participants uses unequal gender patterns to gain power. It also suggests that they use different ways to express friendship, e.g. by having each others back in different situations but also by objectifying... (More)
The purpose of this essay is to examine how the male participants of the Swedish version of Paradise Hotel express friendship and gain power. To answer the questions of issue, 8 episodes of the reality-TV show have been analysed through Norman Fairclough’s Critical Discourse Analysis. The theoretical framework is based on R.W. Connell’s theories regarding masculinities, Judith Butler’s theories regarding the heterosexual matrix and Eve Kosofsky Segwick’s theories regarding homosocial desire.
The final analysis suggests that the male participants uses unequal gender patterns to gain power. It also suggests that they use different ways to express friendship, e.g. by having each others back in different situations but also by objectifying and reducing women and using them as commodity. (Less)
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author
Svensson, Mimmi LU
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organization
course
GNVK02 20161
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Paradise Hotel, homosocial desire, male friendship, female commodity, heterosexual matrix
language
Swedish
id
8885944
date added to LUP
2016-06-30 13:50:53
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2016-06-30 13:50:53
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  abstract     = {The purpose of this essay is to examine how the male participants of the Swedish version of Paradise Hotel express friendship and gain power. To answer the questions of issue, 8 episodes of the reality-TV show have been analysed through Norman Fairclough’s Critical Discourse Analysis. The theoretical framework is based on R.W. Connell’s theories regarding masculinities, Judith Butler’s theories regarding the heterosexual matrix and Eve Kosofsky Segwick’s theories regarding homosocial desire.
The final analysis suggests that the male participants uses unequal gender patterns to gain power. It also suggests that they use different ways to express friendship, e.g. by having each others back in different situations but also by objectifying and reducing women and using them as commodity.},
  author       = {Svensson, Mimmi},
  keyword      = {Paradise Hotel,homosocial desire,male friendship,female commodity,heterosexual matrix},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {"Vill du fortsätta köra lite med henne eller?" : en kritisk diskursanalys av manlig vänskap och makt i Paradise Hotel.},
  year         = {2016},
}