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Les représentations télévisuelles du couple homme-femme : une approche par le genre

Abstract : During the 20th century, women get increasingly emancipated and freed, hence redefining social and political statuses of men and women. The media contributed to blur the frontiers between the private and public spheres and new roles were determined for men and women. This investigation in the field of Media Studies deals with TV representations of men and women’s love relationships. It focuses on a corpus taken from the French television.Gender is a social relation based on a binary structure that triggers a hierarchical categorization of sexes and their associated values. Analyzing TV contents allows us to unveil gender norms in the field on representations. Indeed, television is a relevant observation place because it is both built by gender representations and contributing to their construction.Which are relationships’ models that appear in our corpus? By means of a double qualitative analysis grid, we aim at identifying the various ways of representing men and women love relationships, but also masculine and feminine roles. Theses role models underscore TV norms for couples in a post-patriarchal society where inequalities did not come to an end. The aporia of sex differences, love dystopias and gender reassignments on conditions conveyed by TV contents lay the emphasis on the insecurity of contemporary love relationships. From relational norms to punishing patterns, the corpus’ couples lead us to reflect on the links between norms and vulnerability. Thus, analyzing TV representations in a gender perspective confirms the productivity of this approach in the field of Media Studies.
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Laetitia Biscarrat. Les représentations télévisuelles du couple homme-femme : une approche par le genre. Sociologie. Université Michel de Montaigne - Bordeaux III, 2012. Français. ⟨NNT : 2012BOR30021⟩. ⟨tel-00747408⟩

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