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Love is ours only in death: An analysis of how lesbian and bisexual relationships are stereotyped on Western television shows through the use of tropes
University West, Department of Economics and IT, Divison of Law, Economics, Statistics and Politics.
2016 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Television is a mirror of society and in which we hope to see our lives and existence reflected. When the images shown marginalises your reflection through the use of stereotypes and common tropes it is hard to believe this does not affect the world around you and your perception about yourself. Television is vastly researched and this case study will add to it by analysing how lesbian and bisexual relationships are stereotyped through the use of tropes on Western television shows. Semiotics is used to decipher the underlying meanings of stereotypes and tropes; as stereotypes and tropes marginalise groups of people. By using visual analysis to watch episodes, the scenes analysed through qualitative content analysis proved that same-sex relationships are stereotyped through tropes and rarely challenge previous research. Social interaction based on representation theory solidify the perceptions through television images causing further harm to lesbians and bisexuals.

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2016. , 69 p.
Keyword [en]
Lesbian and Bisexual, LGBT, Television, Stereotypes, Tropes, Representation, Same-Sex Relationship
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Political Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-10627Local ID: EIS501OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-10627DiVA: diva2:1068689
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Political science
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Available from: 2017-01-26 Created: 2017-01-26 Last updated: 2017-02-20Bibliographically approved

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