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“Ingen annan utväg än att spränga sig själv i luften.”: En kritisk diskursanalys om hur kvinnliga terrorister/självmordsbombare framställs i svensk press.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This essay examines how Swedish newspaper press portray female terrorist/suicide bombers through a critical discourse analysis by Norman Faircloughs three-step model. The material for this analysis consists of 25 news articles from the four largest Swedish evening- and day newspaper press; Aftonbladet, Dagens Nyheter, Expressen and Svenska Dagbladet. The research in the paper is based on theories of gender and postcolonialism linked through an intersectional perspective which is analyzed using the three-step model.By examining how female terrorists/suicide bombers is portrayed in the news texts through different patterns that emerges in the material, our results shows that the portray and discourses of female terrorists/suicide bombers in the Swedish press are produced and reproduced no matter the newspaper and year of publication. The portrays of the women deem them not capable or responsible for their violence. They can not have chosen themselves to be violent, instead there is always someone or something else that led them to become terrorists/suicide bombers. The journalists also undo women's ability to be suicide bombers/terrorists because women can not or should not be violent, either due to cultural aspects or gender norms. Many times the journalists them selfs play a vital part in how the women are portrayed, through their own values or opinions.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 63 p.
Keyword [en]
Social Behaviour Law
Keyword [sv]
Samhälls-, beteendevetenskap, juridik, Kritisk diskurs analys, CDA, genus, postkolonialism, kvinnliga självmordsbombare, kvinnliga terrorister, nyhetsjournalistik, svensk tidningspress
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-59339Local ID: fdee0577-c656-45af-8d9e-eccf3e1fb491OAI: diva2:1032726
Subject / course
Student thesis, at least 15 credits
Educational program
Media and Communication Science, bachelor's level
Validerat; 20160621 (global_studentproject_submitter)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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