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Ett förkrymt kvinnoideal i en feministisk miljö - en analys av representationen av kvinnokroppen i tidskriften bang
2005 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor)Student thesis
Abstract [en]

This paper discusses the picture, the stunted ideal of beauty and feminism. Many pictures today are directed towards women and how they shall and shall not look. Media shows an ideal of beauty, which is presented as natural and desirable. But in the mean time beauty is neither universal nor unchangeable. Every day industries, producers and companies shower pictures upon us. Women continue to actively create their own subordination, when they buy for example the popular press’ “female magazines”. Does the feminist periodical constitute an alternative towards the stunted ideal of beauty? My aim with this paper is consequently to behold beneath the surface of a popular feminist magazine and examine what representation of the female body that comes to expression via the selections of pictures. I will focus on three representations of the female body: the fat, the thin and the hairy. Essential issues are: In which context is the fat, the thin and the hairy body shown? Respective in which context are they not shown? The results show that bang’s representations of the female body ridicule the stunted ideal of beauty. The fat body for example is illustrated with way too small clothes. The fat body is being ridiculed through not having any interest of being beautiful. The thin body is illustrated sexy with more or less clothes and the hairy body is, all though she is hairy she seems always to be thin. The thin and the hairy body belongs to each other, they are both in to the outside beauty.

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2005. , 57 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-59753Local ID: GEN C-1OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-59753DiVA: diva2:1124537
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Gender Studies
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