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Interrupting, patronizing and silencing in the series Teen Mom 2 : re-evaluating the stereotypes

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Author: Sirén, Tea1
Organizations: 1University of Oulu, Faculty of Humanities, English Philology
Format: ebook
Version: published version
Access: open
Online Access: PDF Full Text (PDF, 0.4 MB)
Pages: 28
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Language: English
Published: Oulu : T. Sirén, 2016
Publish Date: 2016-02-03
Thesis type: Bachelor's thesis
Today’s western society sees women as powerless and incapable and men as dominant leaders in any given situation. These stereotypes of men and women are often reflected as expectations of how men and women should behave and carry themselves. Women are expected to stay quiet and men are expected to take charge regardless of the situation at hand. These expectations further prevent opportunities for both men and women in working life, for example. They also cloud people’s ability and willingness to look at people as individuals. The purpose of this current study is to question these stereotypes that are based on gender and show that gender is only a social role people play in everyday situations. This study will examine the conversational behaviour of men and women from Teen Mom 2 in conflict situations with the help of transcriptions.
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