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Vad hade du på dig?: Representationen av våldtäktsoffer och förövare i tre dagstidningar med olika ideologisk inriktning (Aftonbladet, SvD och DN)
University West, Department of Economics and IT.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The following Bachelor’s thesis examines how three Swedish national newspapers (Dagens Nyheter, Svenska Dagbladet and Aftonbladet), which all represent different points on the ideological spectrum, portray victim and perpetrator in their representation of rape during the year 2011. The thesis examines the newspapers news, editorial pages and reports of rape. The study uses a quantitative approach with qualitative elements which has its foundation in the theory of social constructivism and priming theory. Political science can be studied from the perspective of power, and media has a central role of this power. What media portrays and send out through their texts will have, and does have effect on the norms and values existing in the society. Therefore, it is of high importance to identify which discourse of rape these three newspapers sends out to the Swedish society during the year of 2011, after the many discussions of how rape is portrayed and that it seems to exist a discourse where one blame the victim herself for being raped. This study has shown that the focus has shifted from the victim to the perpetrator, which also has consequences, even though the focus still is on the victim but not to the same degree as before. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 44 p.
Keyword [en]
Sweden, rape, victim, perpetrator, media, discourse
Keyword [sv]
Sverige, våldtäkt, offer, förövare, media, diskurs
National Category
Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-4427OAI: diva2:534775
Subject / course
Political science
2012-05-29, F306, Högskolan Väst, Trollhättan, 15:24 (Swedish)
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2012-06-21 Created: 2012-06-18 Last updated: 2012-06-21Bibliographically approved

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