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  1. 1. Transgender and gender-diverse youth caught in the intersection of policy making, politics, gender-affirming care, and feminist discourse

    University essay from Malmö universitet/Institutionen för globala politiska studier (GPS)

    Author : Julia Hagstedt; [2022]
    Keywords : Transgender youth; policy making; feminism; UK; Sweden;

    Abstract : This thesis explores how presuppositions and assumptions can affect policy making, by investigating if anti-trans and 'gender critical' rhetoric may have affected the now reversed NHS policy ‘Amendments to service specification for gender identity development service for children and adolescents’ which directly influenced the still in use Karolinska University Hospital policy, ‘Policyförändring gällande hormonell behandling till minderåriga patienter med könsdysfori inom Tema Barn’. By using the Foucauldian inspired poststructural WPR policy analysis method by Bacchi and Goodwin, it was uncovered that the underlying assumptions and presuppositions of the hegemonic ‘truths’ the representation of the problem relied on, assumed dominance through an increase of anti-transgender and anti-gender-diverse rhetoric in political and public debates, and in media. READ MORE

  2. 2. She's not like other girls; she is a cool girl : A qualitative study on the portrayal of female characters as the cool girl in films

    University essay from Karlstads universitet

    Author : Olivia Larsson Säberg; [2022]
    Keywords : Media; film studies; gender roles; stereotypes; representation; sexism;

    Abstract : Society's view on women is a long-debated topic, and there are several studies made to analyze where and how these attitudes toward gender roles arise. This thesis focuses on how women are portrayed and represented in media, especially as female characters in film fiction, to gain insight into what effect this can have on society's view of women. READ MORE

  3. 3. Leadership: An exercise in gendered behavior?

    University essay from Handelshögskolan i Stockholm/Institutionen för företagande och ledning

    Author : Malin Johansson; Sixten Bigner af Klintberg; [2022]
    Keywords : Gender; Trait; Discourse; Media; Leadership;

    Abstract : With its high rate of female representation within positions of power, Sweden is frequently regarded as being at the forefront of gender equality. While the division of men and women in leadership roles is an integral prerequisite for achieving equality, societal appreciation for gender characteristics is an important and often overlooked factor. READ MORE

  4. 4. The unfair representation of Neurodevelopmental disorders : A quantitative content analysis of the representation of neurodevelopmental disorders in Swedish news media

    University essay from Karlstads universitet

    Author : Mariam Bafadhl; Therese Lindskog; [2022]
    Keywords : Neurodevelopmental disorders; Representation; Dagens Nyheter; Expressen; Stereotypes; Neuropsykiatriska funktionsnedsättningar; Representation; Dagens Nyheter; Expressen; Stereotyper;

    Abstract : Purpose: This study aimed to investigate how neurodevelopmental disorders (NDs) are represented in the Swedish news media. The study can contribute to gaining more excellent knowledge about how Swedish news media such as Dagens Nyheter (DN) and Expressen represent disabilities such as NDs. READ MORE

  5. 5. Rainbow-Washing on Screen: Perceptions of 21st Century Popular Media Representations of Queer Identities in a Comparison between Sweden and Czechia

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Sociologi; Lunds universitet/Sociologiska institutionen

    Author : Elizabeth Hythova; [2022]
    Keywords : queer representation; stereotypes in popular media; social constructionism; heteronormativity; othering of minorities; queer theory; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : This thesis investigates how queer people perceive queer representations in popular media (film and TV) produced in recent years and how such representations affect queer people’s identity and self-perception, as well as how they mirror and reproduce heteronormative understandings of queerness. A cultural comparison between Czechia and Sweden in perceptions of heteronormativity and queer representations and media is also made. READ MORE