Har bilden av maskulinitet åldrats med värdighet? : En kvantitativ innehållsanalys av manlighetsideal i reklamannonser för manliga skönhetsprodukter under 2000-talet
Sammanfattning: Purpose: This study has been conducted with the purpose to examine representations of men and masculinity ideals in advertising for male grooming products. This study also aims to investigate how the male representation has changed during the 2000’s. Theories: The theoretical framework of this study is based on established theories and past research about gender, masculinity, advertising and visual communication. Methodology: The study has had a quantitative approach and is based on content analysis of print advertisements published in the Swedish lifestyle magazine Café during the years 2003-2012. Conclusion: The result of the study suggests that the representation of men was not versatile, many of the advertisements showed the same representation pattern, which indicated that the metrosexual was the most common depicted masculinity. Past research shows that the notion of men and the male representations in media has gone through major changes during the last decades. However, the results of this study did not find any signs that the male representations were going through any significant change in the examined advertisements. But the results did show signs of feminization, sexualization and objectification in the male representations.
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