Idrottsmän och idrottskvinnor : Slaktar rekord och får folkets kärlek på kvällstidningarnas sportsidor

by Alvén, Annica

Abstract (Summary)
AbstractTitle: Male and female athletes. Slaughtering records and being loved by the whole nation in media’s coverage of sports. (Idrottsmän och idrottskvinnor. Slaktar rekord och får folkets kärlek på kvällstidningarnas sportsidor)Number of pages: 40 (45 including enclosures)Author: Annica AlvénTutor: Amelie HössjerCourse: Media and Communication Studies CPeriod: Fall 2007University: Division of Media and Communication, Department of Information Science, Uppsala UniversityPurpose/Aim: The aim of this thesis was to study the construction of gender and to compare Media’s portrayal of male and female athletes.Material/Method: 140 articles covering seven famous Swedish male and female athletes were selected from two Swedish newspapers (Aftonbladet and Expressen). The articles has been analysed within the frames of Norman Faircloughs Critical Discourse Analysis.Main results: Male athletes are often described in powerful ways and are framed as being strong and successful. Skills and strengths of women athletes are often devalued in comparison to standards of hegemonic masculinity and self-control. They are often framed as women and girlfriends in advantage of the fact that they are athletes.Keywords: Media, discourse, CDA (Critical Discourse Analysis), gender, feminist media studies, stereotypes, heterosexual matrix, mediated sports.
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School:Uppsala universitet

School Location:Sweden

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:media discourse cda critical analysis gender feminist studies stereotypes heterosexual matrix mediated sports


Date of Publication:06/27/2008

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