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May the Best Man Win: Non-stereotypical Masculinity in the Novel A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara.
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013).
2019 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Må bäste man vinna : Icke-stereotypisk maskulinitet i romanen Ett Litet Liv av Hanya Yanagihara. (Swedish)
Abstract [en]

In this essay, Hanya Yanagihara’s main characters from the novel A Little Life (2015) are analyzed, with the basis of gender stereotypes and with the help of Raewyn Connell’s theory of hegemonic masculinity. It argues that the characters in question challenge the typical gender roles in the way that they are lacking in comparison to Connell’s theory of hegemonic masculinity and are portrayed with feminine attributes. Yanagihara’s portrayal of masculinity creates a depth to the characters in questions and a more complex view of masculinity.

Abstract [sv]

I denna uppsatsen analyseras Hanya Yanagiharas fyra huvudkaraktärer i boken Ett Litet Liv (2015) utifrån könsstereotyper samt med hjälp av Raewyn Connells teori om hegemonisk maskulinitet. Den argumenterar för att karaktärerna utmanar de typiska könsrollerna genom att de inte når upp till den hegemoniska maskuliniteten och visas med feminina attribut. Sättet Yanagihara visar upp maskulinitet skapar ett djup om karaktärerna och en mer komplex syn på maskulinitet.

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2019. , p. 19
Keywords [en]
Hanya Yanagihara, A Little Life, Masculinity, Hegemonic Masculinity, Stereotypes, Femininity
Keywords [sv]
Hanya Yanagihara, Ett Litet Liv, Maskulinitet, Hegemonisk Maskulinitet, Stereotyper, Femininitet
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-70821OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-70821DiVA, id: diva2:1283524
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Secondary Education Programme: Upper-Secondary School: English (300 ECTS credits)
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Available from: 2019-02-04 Created: 2019-01-29 Last updated: 2019-02-04Bibliographically approved

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