Homosexualitet i ungdomslitteraturen : En komparativ litteraturstudie om homosexualitet i ungdomslitteraturen

Detta är en Uppsats för yrkesexamina på avancerad nivå från Karlstads universitet/Institutionen för språk, litteratur och interkultur (from 2013)

Sammanfattning: This essay treats the subject of homosexuality in Young Adult literature, this is done by a comparative book-study from the British author Aidan Chambers book Dance on my grave (1982) and the Swedish author Anna Ahlunds book Du, bara (2016). Both books have a homosexual protagonist as their main character. Through these writers, this essay provides an insight of how the view of homosexuality is in young adult’s literature and the importance of the anti-oppressive pedagogy use in education for upper secondary school. These two books have been assayed on an anti-oppressive perspective based on homosexuality. The heteronormativity that are found around us are presented differently in the books. In Ahlund's book, the heteronormativity is created as non-existent in an alternate world, while in Chambers's book it shines through in different meetings with society and the prevailing norms. The different ways of dealing with homosexuality in relation to the outside world's norms also become interesting from a historical perspective where the acceptance and rights of gay men differ greatly. This is evidenced by the choice of words as well as the way in which homosexuality is presented. One conclusion of the essay is that conscious anti-oppressive pedagogy is important in teaching to promote equal treatment work where students are accepted for their independence from sexual orientation. By consciously using books, book reviews and work from books that raise the issue of the world’s norm critical views of homosexuals in the education. By doing so we’re able to raise the awareness of the anti-oppressive view of homosexuals and thus affecting the norm to something more positive in school and hopefully in the young adult’s everyday life after school.

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