Single parents in Swedish media

Illustration: Linnea Blixt

Who are single parents, and how are they portrayed in newspapers, film, and other cultural texts? How is life in lone-parent families represented? What happens in the encounter between lone parents and social norms about families and parental couples?

Welcome to the project page for the research project Single parents in Swedish media: Representations of ”lone” parenthood 2010-2020. The project is funded by Riksbankens jubileumsfond 2020-2022. The project started in the fall of 2020 and concludes in 2023. 

This project explores how the concept “lone parent” gains meaning in Sweden in the twenty-first century. With mediated representations of lone parents (parenthood, parenting) in news media, life writing, film, and television as its empirical basis, the project investigates and theorizes contemporary understandings of this familial phenomenon.

Read more about the project.

Last modified: 2023-05-29