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En vältränad och hälsosam kropp - eller bara en täckmantel för vad det egentligen handlar om?: En innehållsanalys av träningstidningarna Body och Fitness
Dalarna University, School of Health and Social Studies, Sociology.
2005 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor)Student thesis
Abstract [sv]

The aim with this Essay is to examine the two most read magazines in Sweden covering the areas of exercising, fitness, bodybuilding, diets and “wellness” –Fitness and Body. Fitness’s target group is predominantly woman, while Body is almost exclusively read by men. The analysis is first done quantitatively, by systematically categorising the contents of the magazines. Then a qualitative analysis is made. Using two different theories, Anja Hirdman’s gender concept along with her constructivistic media perspective and the theory of Symbolic Interactionism, i try to answer the following questions; Does the two magazines term of address and language differ from one and other? And if that is the case, in what way? With point of departure from contents and subject areas, how are the two magazines compounded? How can the underlying message in the different articles be interpreted? The analysis shows that both magazines followed their purpose of writing about exercising in general, diet, fitness and bodybuilding. However, the magazine Fitness writes more often then Body about matters not following the given purpose, and the language in Body is more informative and general in comparison with the language used in Fitness. Still, the messages sent out by the different articles are in majority of the respects similar. Both magazines are portraying body ideals who can be understand as extreme. In Body the message feels fairly straight, “Build bigger muscles and burn more fat”, whereas Fitness willingly use the concept of “wellness” as a cover for what the message really is, namely “get your self a rock hard body through dieting and hard training”!

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Falun, 2005. , 38 p.
Keyword [sv]
träningstidningar, genusbegrepp, symbolisk interaktionism, fitness, bodybuilding wellness fitness/kostprofil
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URN: urn:nbn:se:du-1667OAI: oai:dalea.du.se:1667DiVA: diva2:517968
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Social and Behavioural Science, Law
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Available from: 2006-02-08 Created: 2006-02-08 Last updated: 2012-04-24Bibliographically approved

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