This project examines the formation of meaning regarding ethnic and social minorities in children’s reading of “Hvad fætter gør er altid det rigtige” by Manu Sareeen (2010). It investigates both the production/reproduction of stereotypes as well as the possible influence of the local environment for the children’s understanding of the book. Empirical data was gathered via focus group interviews on three different elementary schools inside and outside Copenhagen. Perception theory, humor theory, classification theory and eventually theory in relation to stereotypes were used to analyse the data. It became visible that the book itself does not produce nor reproduce specific stereotypical understandings of social groups. Though it opens up for discussion about even those categories, which can possibly turn into stereotypical ideas during the conversation. It showed that the location in a distinct area has a certain influence on the child’s perception of the book.
|Educations||Cultural Encounter, (Bachelor/Graduate Programme) Undergraduate or graduate|
|Publication date||17 Dec 2012|