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Analysis of transgender YouTube monologues


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Jakšić, Mateja. (2015). Analysis of transgender YouTube monologues. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Psychology. [mentor Lauri Korajlija, Anita].

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The aim of this paper was analysing video recordings in the form of transgender monologues which can be found on the YouTube platform and the kind of information those monologues provide because, considering stigma, negative attitudes and the lack of experts’ knowledge about transgender phenomenon, Internet is primary source of information on transgenderism. Selected videos were analysed concerning topic, purpose and their intended audience, utility for the audience, educational suitability and the manner in which authors of the videos convey information and what kind of emotions those videos evoke in a viewer. The results show a wide range of transgender topics, as well as the various purposes of the monologues, of which the most represented was sharing one's personal story and then educating the viewers. Most of the video recordings were assessed as helpful to transgender people and just a few of them to experts and other viewers. Some of the videos were considered suitable for the education of transgender people and general population and considering that most of the monologue authors give an impression of well-adjusted individuals who cope well with being transgender, there is a possibility of using those videos for the purpose of removing the stigma and creating a positive attitude towards transgender people. Although the conclusion imposes that quality video recordings have higher viewership, two videos that communicate irrelevant information are also highly viewed, and their purpose is to attract attention. Videos like these are unfavorable for transgender people and can create a negative image of transgender people. There is a need for research on YouTube and involving the experts in such Internet platforms.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: trangenderism, transsexuality, information seeking, YouTube
Subjects: Psychology > Socijalna psihologija
Departments: Department of Psychology
Supervisor: Lauri Korajlija, Anita
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2016 06:09
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2016 06:09

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