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Spänningssökande flickor och känsliga pojkar : en kvalitativ textanalys av kön(sroller) och sexualitet i barnlitteratur

Gydenius, Emelie LU and Ödling, Jenny LU (2017) SOPA63 20171
School of Social Work
Abstract
In this bachelor thesis, we have analyzed gender, gender roles and sexuality in children’s literature. We have used five of the most read children’s books from the city library in Lund, of the age category six to nine, to do a qualitative literary analysis. By using the theoretical concept of gender and sexuality and by being inspired by Nikolajeva, a professor in children’s literature, we have throughout this analysis discovered that gender roles still exist in current children’s literature. However, we did find that the boundaries between sexes are getting vaguer, which indicates a change in gender roles. For instance, in children’s books published in 2016 the young girls could be thrill-seeking and strong, while boys could be sensitive... (More)
In this bachelor thesis, we have analyzed gender, gender roles and sexuality in children’s literature. We have used five of the most read children’s books from the city library in Lund, of the age category six to nine, to do a qualitative literary analysis. By using the theoretical concept of gender and sexuality and by being inspired by Nikolajeva, a professor in children’s literature, we have throughout this analysis discovered that gender roles still exist in current children’s literature. However, we did find that the boundaries between sexes are getting vaguer, which indicates a change in gender roles. For instance, in children’s books published in 2016 the young girls could be thrill-seeking and strong, while boys could be sensitive and careful. This spoke against our theoretical explanation of the expectations of these roles. Furthermore, when analyzing our material sexuality was almost completely absent, but the absent of it will be discussed. (Less)
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author
Gydenius, Emelie LU and Ödling, Jenny LU
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organization
course
SOPA63 20171
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Children’s literature, children’s books, children’s picture books, heteronormativity, gender
language
Swedish
id
8914225
date added to LUP
2017-06-19 12:34:23
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2017-06-19 12:34:23
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  abstract     = {In this bachelor thesis, we have analyzed gender, gender roles and sexuality in children’s literature. We have used five of the most read children’s books from the city library in Lund, of the age category six to nine, to do a qualitative literary analysis. By using the theoretical concept of gender and sexuality and by being inspired by Nikolajeva, a professor in children’s literature, we have throughout this analysis discovered that gender roles still exist in current children’s literature. However, we did find that the boundaries between sexes are getting vaguer, which indicates a change in gender roles. For instance, in children’s books published in 2016 the young girls could be thrill-seeking and strong, while boys could be sensitive and careful. This spoke against our theoretical explanation of the expectations of these roles. Furthermore, when analyzing our material sexuality was almost completely absent, but the absent of it will be discussed.},
  author       = {Gydenius, Emelie and Ödling, Jenny},
  keyword      = {Children’s literature,children’s books,children’s picture books,heteronormativity,gender},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Spänningssökande flickor och känsliga pojkar : en kvalitativ textanalys av kön(sroller) och sexualitet i barnlitteratur},
  year         = {2017},
}