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Surrogatmödraskap i medierna: En diskursanalys av tidningarnas framställning
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Media and Journalism.
2018 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Surrogacy in the media : A discourse analysis of representations in journalism (English)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this thesis is to investigate how Swedish journalism portrays surrogacy through printed press. I used critical discourse analysis according to Norman Fairclough’s three-dimensional model to explore the subject. In this study, fourteen articles where analysed. The analysis found four major discursive themes in the articles: the justifying discourse, the invisibility discourse, the hero discourse and the normalizing discourse. The study concludes that surrogacy is portrayed in a positive manner in Swedish printed press. Through the justifying discourse and the inivisibility discourse, in which the role of the surrogate is toned down, any moral implications of surrogacy are legitimatized. By describing the surrogate as a selfless and charitable person, she is constructed as a hero. By portraying surrogacy as something unproblematic, surrogacy arrangements are normalized. The study also found that the articles reproduce the idea of parenthood as something natural for women and that they constructed homosexual men as feminine to legitimize them as parents.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018.
Keywords [en]
Journalism, Surrogacy, Parenthood, Motherhood, Discourse analysis
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Media and Communications
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-84510OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-84510DiVA, id: diva2:1319909
Educational program
Journalism and Media Production Programme, 180 credits
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Available from: 2019-06-04 Created: 2019-06-03 Last updated: 2019-06-04Bibliographically approved

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