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Bilder av konflikternas Sydafrika: Två svenska lokaltidningars rapporteringar om Sowetoupproret i Sydafrika 1976
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Cultural Sciences.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Pictures of the conflicts of South Africa : Two Swedish local newspapers reports about the Soweto-revolt in South Africa 1976 (English)
Abstract [en]

In the year of 2006 I moved to South Africa for a year, a land that has fascinated me because of its history. During the time of my stay I became very surprised how strongly apartheid permeates the community where the white South Africans today are building walls around themselves. Through media we get surrounded with pictures that media creates and to find information regarding what’s happening in the world this is, most often, the primary source. Therefore I believe it’s interesting to explore how two different local newspapers from the county of Kalmar, with two different ideologies, present pictures of the same event, namely the revolt of Soweto in 1976 and how these two newspapers relates to racial policies. The revolt of Soweto was a peaceful demonstration against the use of the language Afrikaans, where the police opened fire and killed many children’s and this was the beginning of a wave of dissatisfaction throughout the country. In my review I’m using a comparative method where I’m comparing the articles from these newspapers with each other. I’m also using a postcolonial theory as guidance to understand the racial conflicts in South Africa.   

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2012. , 39 p.
Keyword [en]
Post colonialism, South Africa, apartheid, revolt of Soweto, racial conflicts, media
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-17867OAI: diva2:507224
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Heritage Studies Programme, 180 credits
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2012-03-05 Created: 2012-03-02 Last updated: 2012-03-05Bibliographically approved

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