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Diskurs i det Virtuella Rummet: De diskursiva spelen i det virtuella rummet i relation till attacken i Kärrtorp och överfallet på Möllevångstorget i Malmö samt sociala & politiska effekter
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

In the past year two major events have reshaped political discourse relating to political violence in Sweden. These events, the first one the attack on innocent demonstrators in Kärrtorp in Stockholm December 15th 2013 by neo-Nazis and the later stabbings of numerous activists in relation to a feminist demonstration in Möllevångstorget in Malmö march 8th 2014 also by neo-Nazis has sparked an outcry in major segments of the Swedish population. Manifestations in relation to these events have produced massive media attention and have also spread in to the virtual sphere. This article has studied the production of social and political identities in relation to these events and the strategies social movements input in structuring identity and discourse in the virtual room. Social movement theory by social psychologist (Melucci 1989,1995) and the network theories of (Castells 1996,2002,2005) and (Van Dijk 2006) and also postmodernist social theory (Bauman 2001) and poststructuralist discourse theory (Laclau, Mouffe 1985) and poststructuralist theory of language (Baudrillard 1994, 2002) has been used to analyse the processes in witch these discourses are reproduced and framed in the virtual. The different element of texts, nodal points, floating signifiers and master signifiers are the analytical units that have been studied. It is argued that understanding of the virtual and the other is constructed trough text and therefore strategic manipulation of text is essential for constructing the virtual as a political and social sphere and furthermore constructs and reproduces social and political identities. The play of texts between different and antagonistic actors is therefore at the heart of understanding the virtual. Social movements and other actors use virtual networks to coordinate collective action at the grassroots level. There is potential for the virtual room to become a new place in witch social and political dialogue can produce new connections between the political and private sphere but this has not yet been achieved. Keywords: Social movement, political discourse, discourse theory, nodal points, floating signifiers, master signifiers, collective identity, political identity, social actors, virtual room

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 42 p.
Keyword [en]
Social Behaviour Law
Keyword [sv]
Samhälls-, beteendevetenskap, juridik
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-51186Local ID: 864a5eda-9c07-49c4-b9a9-f8a755a49eb7OAI: diva2:1024549
Subject / course
Student thesis, at least 15 credits
Educational program
Sociology, bachelor's level
Validerat; 20140811 (global_studentproject_submitter)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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