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Unga och arbetslösa: En diskursanalys av talet rörande unga arbetslösa
Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Young and unemployed : A discourse analysis regarding the talk about unemployed youth (English)
Abstract [en]

In this paper, I am using a critical discourse analysis a la Fairclough to examin how various actors talk about the group of unemployed youths in the 52 articles from Dagens Nyheter and Svenska Dagbladet. What’s written in media often portrays different ideas that individuals use in social practice. My theoretical points are social constructivism, risk-, expert-, and media society. Four themes crystallized in the analysis; young and unemployed, education, jobbgaratin and youth and labor market. The results portray a picture of the young people particularly vulnerable to a changing and tough labor market where there is more competition than before. Youth unemployment area is described as a complex in which several aspects such as socio-economic equity, education and skills considered to determine the establishment potential of young people. The youth are described both as responsible for their employability as well as victims of a society that lacks effort to get young people into work. What follows from the results is that the image of the young unemployed is multifaceted, but it seems to be a notion of social practice which different agents assume when they talk about young people.

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2012. , 51 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-78703ISRN: LiU-ISV/SVS-MAG-A--12/02--SEOAI: diva2:534873
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Master in Social and Welfare Studies (one year)
2012-06-08, Kåkenhus, Bredgatan 33, 601 74, Norrköping, 18:07 (Swedish)
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2012-07-03 Created: 2012-06-18 Last updated: 2012-07-03Bibliographically approved

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