Busig eller flamsig: En studie av genus i bilderböcker
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
The aim of this thesis is to analyze children’s picture books regarding whether and in what form gender stereotypes can be seen in these. The purpose is also to evaluate whether the findings correlate to the different regulatory documents libraries have to abide to.
The study comprises five books, who are part of a selection of books especially chosen by Uppsala City Library to be used by primary school children aged 6-9. The method used is the study of text as well as illustrations, as the theory of this thesis is that the two cannot be separated, but has to be seen a unit. Other theories used in the analysis include Nikolajeva’s schedule of male/female properties and theories on gender.
The result of the study shows that gender stereotypes are in majority regarding the characters in the books, but that the opposite also exists. There are more male than female main characters and gender stereotypical properties and attributes can often be observed in the analyzed children’s picture books.
The conclusion of this thesis is that the wordings in the regulatory documents ought to be reason enough for libraries to somewhat change the selection of books aimed at children in school, and children in general.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 40 p.
, Uppsatser inom bibliotek- & informationsvetenskap, ISSN 1650-4267 ; 672
bilderböcker, genus, stereotyp, textanalys, bibliotek
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-255576Local ID: 672OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-255576DiVA: diva2:822747
Subject / course
Library and Information Science