In this essay, five digital textbooks in social sciences at secondary school have been studied with the purpose of examining how, and to what extent, transgender people are portrayed. Furthermore, the purpose has also been to examine whether it is possible to see any change in representation and presentation based on the year of publication of each digital textbook. The study is based on transgender studies and Judith Butler's theory of gender, sex and performativity. A qualitative content analysis has been used to study selected chapters that concerns the identities of groups and individuals in order to answer the questions raised in this essay. The result shows that transgender people are mentioned either implicitly and/or explicitly in all of the five digital textbooks that have been examined. However, how developed the descriptions are varies and also which subcategories are given room. In two of the digital textbooks, transgender people/gender identity is mixed with sexuality, which is in line with previous studies. Furthermore, an increased representation in relation to previous research can be seen, especially when it comes to nonbinary people. It is also possible to see that the newer textbooks tend to have more detailed descriptions of transgender people than the older ones.
|Publisher||Linnéuniversitetet, Institutionen för statsvetenskap (ST)|
|Source Sets||DiVA Archive at Upsalla University|
|Type||Student thesis, info:eu-repo/semantics/bachelorThesis, text|
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