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"And so the lion fell in love with the lamb": En textanalys av Twilightsviten, med fokus på könsmaktsordning
University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison for Health, Culture and Educational Sciences.
University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison for Health, Culture and Educational Sciences.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
"And so the lion fell in love with the lamb" : a textual analysis of The Twilight Saga, focusing ongender power distribution. (English)
Abstract [sv]

Vårt syfte med denna uppsats var att anlysera hur maktordning, med fokus på könsmaktordning uttrycks i Twilightsviten. Metodologiskt har vi utgått ifrån en trestegsmodell, som beskriver kommunikativa händelser i olika nivåer. Detta för att dekonstruera materialet och synliggöra maktordningar. De teoretiska verktyg vi använt som stöd i analysen är genusteori, teorier om maskulinitet och queerteori. Vi har även använt performativitet som begrepp för att synliggöra genushandlingar.

Vår analys visar att Twilightsviten innehåller en heteronormativ könsmaktordning, där den kvinnliga huvudkaraktären underordnas de manliga karaktärerna via patriarkala strukturer. Männens överordning befäst genom hot om våld och vi ser en hierarkisk ordning som reproduceras. De performativa handlingarna kan förstås som normativa och reproducerar heteronormativitet och vi menar att huvudkaraktärerna har fogats in i förväntade könsroller

Abstract [en]

The purpose of this paper is to analyze the gender power distribution in the films

The Twilight Saga. Methodologically we base our study on a three-stage model that describes communication on multiple levels. This to deconstruct the material and underline the power relations. The theoretical tools used to support our analysis are gender theory, theories of masculinity and queer theory. We have also used the concept of performativity to emphasize gender acts of the main characters.

Our analysis shows that

The Twilight Saga does contain a heteronormative gender power distribution in which the main female character is subordinate to the male characters through patriarchal structures. The male superiority is fortified through threats of violence and we find a hierarchical reproductive structure. Identified performatory actions are understood to be normative and reproducing as related to heteronormativity and we find that the characters are molded into their expected gender roles

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 33 p.
Keyword [en]
Popular culture, gender, heteronormativity, queer, masculinity, performativity, The Twilight Saga, vampire
Keyword [sv]
Populärkultur, genus, heteronormativitet, queer, maskulinitet, performativitet, Twilight, vampyrer
National Category
Cultural Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-6809Local ID: EXC525OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-6809DiVA: diva2:754576
Subject / course
Cultur studies
Educational program
Kultur- och samhällsanalysprogrammet
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Available from: 2014-10-10 Created: 2014-10-10 Last updated: 2014-10-10Bibliographically approved

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