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En helt vanlig kille?: En diskursteoretisk analys av representation av maskulinitet i böcker om manlig identitet riktade mot unga killar
Linköping University, Department for Studies of Social Change and Culture.
Linköping University, Department for Studies of Social Change and Culture.
2006 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Magister), 20 points / 30 hpStudent thesisAlternative title
An average guy? : A discourse theoretical analysis of the representations of masculinity in books about male identity aimed at young men (English)
Abstract [sv]

Syftet med denna studie är att undersöka den bild som ges av manlighet och manlig identitet i fem olika självhjälpsböcker om manlig identitet riktade mot unga killar.

En diskursteoretisk metod har använts för att urskilja vilka olika maskuliniteter som finns representerade i böckerna och hur de inbördes relationerna mellan dessa ser ut. Utöver detta har också de förändringstankar som drivs i böckerna och deras förhållningssätt till makt-relationer mellan könen analyserats.

I nästan samtliga böcker finns någon form av konflikt mellan en traditionell maskulinitet, ofta benämnd som machomannen, och en modernare maskulinitet. Exakt vad denna kamp handlar om skiljer sig dock kraftigt åt böckerna emellan. Det kanske största gemensamma draget är dock att mannens sexualitet i samtliga böcker framstår som stark, självklar och mer eller mindre central i alla mäns identitet.

Abstract [en]

This thesis examines how masculinity and male identity are portrayed in five different self-help books about male identity aimed at young men.

Discourse theory was the method used to examine which different masculinities were present in the books, and to uncover the relations between these masculinities. Furthermore, the concepts of change presented in the books and the authors' way of conveying relations of power and submission between genders have also been subject to analysis.

In nearly all of the books there is some kind of conflict present between a traditional masculinity, commonly described as macho, and a more modern masculinity. Exactly what is at stake and which side holds the dominant position differs greatly between the books. Perhaps the most obvious common ground between the books is that the male sexuality is described as very strong and more or less determinatory for the male identity in all of the books.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Institutionen för studier av samhällsutveckling och kultur , 2006. , 93 p.
Keyword [sv]
maskulinitet, manlighet, självhjälp, identitet, jämställdhet, sex, sexualitet, diskursanalys, ungdomar, killar, pojkar, män
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-6694ISRN: LIU-ISAK/KSM-D--06/09--SEOAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-6694DiVA: diva2:21944
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2006-05-15, 6133, Campus Norrköping, hus Spetsen, Kungsgatan 38, Norrköping, 09:15
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Available from: 2006-06-09 Created: 2006-06-09

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