Konstruktionen av sverigedemokraternas väljare: En kritisk diskursanalys av svensk nyhetspress i samband med eftermälet till 2010 års riksdagsval
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Title: Konstruktionen av sverigedemokraternas väljare
Author: Magnus Persson & Max Lindberg
Tutor: Leonor Camauër
Course: Bachelor thesis, Media and communication.
The aim of this essay is to use a Critical Discourse Analytical (CDA) approach to analyse the construction of the Sweden Democrats (Sverigedemokraterna) voters in news articles to see if and how they are separated as a group from the Swedish democratic community. This aim is broken down into two questions.
How are the Sweden Democrats (SD) voters constructed in news articles in Dagens Nyheter (DN) and Aftonbladet (AB) regarding the aftermath of the national elections?
What differences are there between the portrayal of the Sweden Democrats voters and the agents that are used as opposition to them?
To answer these questions we have used CDA. We have taken our approach from a modified version of Teun Van Dijks CDA model for analysing news articles. Theoretically we have a CDA approach, we also use theory regarding “the other”. The methodological tools we have used are primarily analysis for Global and Local Coherens, analysis of lexicalization and Faircloughs analysis of Framing. We have also analysed the thematic and schematic structures of the news articles. The analysis is based on a schema and from that schema we have analysed nine news articles selected from a time period of seven days after the Swedish national elections in 2010. Four of the articles come from AB and five from DN.
From our analyses we have identified three themes. The first one is common for both DN and AB. It is a theme where the SD voters are consistently portrayed as being dissatisfied both on a political and a social level. AB has also had a tendency to enter articles from a position that expects to find that SD is dependent on a climate of conflict between different social groups to be able to grow regionally. In DN we have found a theme where SD voters are portrayed as less politically aware and generally less knowledgeable than those who vote for the other parties of the Swedish parliament.
Keywords: Critical discourse analysis, Sweden Democrats, Aftonbladet, Dagens Nyheter, the others, political, right wing, populism.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 76 p.
Örebro Studies in Media and Communication, ISSN 1651-4785
Critical discourse analysis, Sweden Democrats, Aftonbladet, Dagens Nyheter, the others, political, right wing, populism.
Media and Communications
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-14482ISRN: ORU-HUS/MKV-GK-2011/0002--SEOAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-14482DiVA: diva2:395310
Camauër, Leonor, Universitetslektor
Rasmussen, Joel, Universitetsadjunkt