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De flesta, men inte alla: En granskning av hur normer kring kön och sexuell läggning förmedlas i ett urval av läroböcker för Religionskunskap 1.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Theology, Department of Theology, History of Religions.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This study aims to analyse textbooks used in the course Religious Education 1 in Swedish upper secondary schools. The textbooks were analysed by using qualitative content analysis. By using queer theory and the theory about “homo religiosus”, the study examined which norms concerning sex, gender, sexuality and relationships the textbooks convey.

            The study shows that the textbooks convey norms about sex and gender by portraying the men’s perspective when educating about the different religions. The women perspective is being discussed in a specific part of the chapters and is therefore being portrayed as different. The analysis about norms concerning sexuality and relationships shows a similar pattern where the heterosexual twosomeness perspective is being portrayed as the general perspective, while the homosexual, bisexual and polygamist perspectives are being portrayed as abnormal.

            When the results were compared to the curriculum it showed that although the textbooks follow the regulations in what the teaching about religion should include, the textbooks could be breaking the core values of the Swedish school. By portraying some groups as abnormal the textbooks does not promote understanding towards people and that may also be perceived as degrading.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 45 p.
Keyword [sv]
queerteori, läroboksgranskning, homo religiosus, LGY11, religionskunskap, kvalitativ innehållsanalys, heternormativitet, jämförande analys
National Category
History of Religions
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-255826OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-255826DiVA: diva2:823620
Subject / course
History of Religions
Educational program
Teacher Education Programme
Available from: 2015-06-18 Created: 2015-06-18 Last updated: 2015-06-18Bibliographically approved

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