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“Varmt välkomna Ulla Löfven och hennes man statsministern” : En kritisk diskursanalys av genus i pratshower. / “Warmly welcome Ulla Löfven and her husband the prime minister” : A critical discourse analysis of gender in talk shows.

  • Otternäs, Victoria
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2022
DiVA - Academic Archive On-line
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The purpose of the study is to examine how female and male guests are portrayed in two talk shows that belong to public service, Carina Bergfeldt, and Skavlan. Research questions including examining characteristics, topics and roles of the various guests are also applied in the talk shows. The theories applied are framing, gender and discourse to answer the questions of the study. The primary issue aims to find out how the two talk shows differ due to studying gender equality and media representation.  The method is a critical discourse analysis that examines how language is used concerning power relations between the sexes. The study results show that the two tv programs differ in several ways, but they are also similar in others. In one of the talk shows, women and men are assigned roles that agree with the gender stereotypes that exist today. In the program Skavlan, women talk about emotions while men get questions related to their careers. Stereotypical characteristics also occur. The topics covered in the interviews also differ; some even agree well with typical gender stereotypes. The study's conclusion discusses how the primary question has been answered or not. Using the study's theories, they have explained how the two talk shows, Carina Bergfeldt and Skavlan, differ. In summary, this study has contributed to further knowledge about gender in television and how women and men are portrayed. Also, how a female presenter and male select and formulate their interview questions. There is a clear difference between the two talk shows, but they are also similar in many ways.

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