publication . Bachelor thesis . 2014

Ifrågasätta Genus : En lärares guide till att öka genusmedvetenhet i klassrummet - Exemplifierat genom Stephanie Meyers Twilight

Odot-Andersson, Björn;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2014
  • Publisher: Karlstads universitet, Institutionen för språk, litteratur och interkultur
  • Country: Sweden
Abstract
In the Swedish school one of the tasks is to work against gender stereotypes and towardsequality between the sexes. The purpose with this essay is to present ways of looking atliterature that teachers can either implement in their classroom or use to better preparethemselves, ways for both teachers and their pupils to gain a critical view towards literaturethat can strengthen the work towards such equality. The tools used in the essays are 1) readingprevious scholars’ analysis of the text, 2) the Bechdel-Wallace-Test, and 3) the Gender Stairs.My example text will be Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight from 2007. The results shows that thebook clearly presents stereotypes...
Subjects
free text keywords: Gender, Twilight, Gender Stairs, Bechdel- Wallace Test, Literature
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