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Media och Förorten: - En kritisk diskursanalys om medias dikotomisering av förorten i en mellanstor stad
Örebro University, School of Law, Psychology and Social Work, Örebro University, Sweden.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Media and the suburb : - A critical discourse analysis about the local Medias dichotomisation of a Swedish suburb in a medium-sized city (English)
Abstract [sv]

Syftet med studien är att belysa de kollektiva representationer dvs. kollektivt accepterade utsagor som återspeglas genom lokalmedias publiceringar om förorten i en mellanstor svensk stad. Studien ämnar också belysa vilken typ av nyheter som publiceras om förorten. Studien antar ett kritiskt diskursivt angreppssätt och urvalet består i 7 debattartiklar, 7 ledarartiklar och 5 debattinlägg från Nerikes Allehanda som sedan analyseras. Det baseras också på en översikt av 309 nyhetsartiklar publicerade mellan 2006-2015. Studien visar att lokalmedia producerar en bild av förorten som otrygg. Invånarna i förorten beskrivs inte sällan som icke-reflekterande, passiva och moraliskt avvikande. Studien argumenterar för att media skapar och upprätthåller en moralisk differentiering i gestaltningen av den andre och en dikotomi kring förorten.

Abstract [en]

The aim of this study is to analyse local media’s narratives about the suburb in a Swedish middle-sized city. This in order to show the collective representations (collectively accepted narrations) about the suburbs. The study also shows which kind of news about the suburb the local media is publishing. The methodology is influenced by the critical discourse analysis, CDA and the sample is based on 5 debate articles, 7 letters to the newspaper and 7 leaders. It’s also based on an appraisal of 309 news articles distributed between 2006 and 2015. The study displays that the local media creates an image of the suburb as an unsafe place. The inhabitants are often styled as passive, non-reflecting and morally deviated. The study argues that the local media is creating and sustaining a moral diversity when labeling “the others”. It also argues that the local media is enforcing a dichotomization of the suburb.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 49 p.
Keyword [en]
suburb, Vivalla, mediatization, critical discourse analysis, moral diversity, gossip
Keyword [sv]
Media, förort, Vivalla, mediatization, kritisk diskursanalys, moralisk differentiering, skvaller, Media
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Social Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-53658OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-53658DiVA: diva2:1050028
Subject / course
Socialt arbete
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