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Vems är sorgen? : En innehållsanalys om genus och sorg i barnböcker

Abrahamsson Svensson, Philip LU and Brunzell, Moa LU (2018) SOPA63 20181
School of Social Work
Abstract
The aim of this study was to analyze the content of children’s books with the theme grief with respect to gender and coping strategies. More specifically the aim was to see how gender is presented in the children’s books and to focus on who in the books that shows emotions. The study researches this by analyzing to whom the grief belongs to, what gender it is that shows emotions the most, if men and women grief accordingly to the way their gender is expected to and what coping strategies the characters use. The study was based on 19 children’s books about grief available at Helsingborgs city library. The analyze was based on two different perspectives: one focusing on gender and gender roles and the other one focusing on coping strategies.... (More)
The aim of this study was to analyze the content of children’s books with the theme grief with respect to gender and coping strategies. More specifically the aim was to see how gender is presented in the children’s books and to focus on who in the books that shows emotions. The study researches this by analyzing to whom the grief belongs to, what gender it is that shows emotions the most, if men and women grief accordingly to the way their gender is expected to and what coping strategies the characters use. The study was based on 19 children’s books about grief available at Helsingborgs city library. The analyze was based on two different perspectives: one focusing on gender and gender roles and the other one focusing on coping strategies. As a conclusion we found that male and female characters in children’s books is easily detected and presented with gender specific attributes. There is a higher frequency with female main characters in the books but at the same time there is a higher frequency of male characters in total. We also found that coping strategies are frequently used in children’s books and that the variety of coping strategies found in the books is wide and there is a great amount of combinations regarding the coping strategies used. Of all the books in this study only a few had a different content than death as a reason for grief. We think there’s a need of moore children’s books with different perspectives on grief. Also more research about how children react when there is a divorce or sickness that causes grief for the child. (Less)
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author
Abrahamsson Svensson, Philip LU and Brunzell, Moa LU
supervisor
organization
course
SOPA63 20181
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Children’s books, content analyze, gender, grief, coping strategies
language
Swedish
id
8945193
date added to LUP
2018-06-11 10:57:42
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2018-06-11 10:57:42
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  abstract     = {The aim of this study was to analyze the content of children’s books with the theme grief with respect to gender and coping strategies. More specifically the aim was to see how gender is presented in the children’s books and to focus on who in the books that shows emotions. The study researches this by analyzing to whom the grief belongs to, what gender it is that shows emotions the most, if men and women grief accordingly to the way their gender is expected to and what coping strategies the characters use. The study was based on 19 children’s books about grief available at Helsingborgs city library. The analyze was based on two different perspectives: one focusing on gender and gender roles and the other one focusing on coping strategies. As a conclusion we found that male and female characters in children’s books is easily detected and presented with gender specific attributes. There is a higher frequency with female main characters in the books but at the same time there is a higher frequency of male characters in total. We also found that coping strategies are frequently used in children’s books and that the variety of coping strategies found in the books is wide and there is a great amount of combinations regarding the coping strategies used. Of all the books in this study only a few had a different content than death as a reason for grief. We think there’s a need of moore children’s books with different perspectives on grief. Also more research about how children react when there is a divorce or sickness that causes grief for the child.},
  author       = {Abrahamsson Svensson, Philip and Brunzell, Moa},
  keyword      = {Children’s books,content analyze,gender,grief,coping strategies},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Vems är sorgen? : En innehållsanalys om genus och sorg i barnböcker},
  year         = {2018},
}