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Kvinnotyperna i Grand Theft Auto V: En narrativ analys av kvinnliga karaktärer i tv-spelet Grand Theft Auto V.
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Arts, Communication and Education.
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Arts, Communication and Education.
2018 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

In the thesis, the authors investigate how the women in the videogame Grand Theft Auto V are being portrayed in three different walkthrough videos on YouTube. With the aid of theorist Mieke Bal and her narratology terms, the authors of the thesis can examine the characters. The academic theories used for the thesis are gender, representation, videogame and the male gaze, as well as narratology. The issues being handled in this study are meant to answer how the portrayal of women characters are, and how the different portrayals differ from the represented characters. The third issue describes how women are being treated by the protagonists in the videogame. Over the course of the study, the authors found that the majority of the characters are described as flat in the videogame, and maintains a stereotypical image. This stereotypical portrayal commence from sexual references and treatment from the protagonists. However, a few characters can be described as round. These characters develops with time. There are also examples from the study that shows that there are characters who portray a dominant personality, therefore breaking the common pattern.

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2018. , p. 62
Keywords [sv]
Grand Theft Auto V, kvinnotyper, genus, male gaze, narratologi
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Media and Communications
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-68419OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-68419DiVA, id: diva2:1198978
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Media and Communication Science, bachelor's level
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