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Nya Slussen i dagspressen: En kvantitativ innehållsanalys och kritisk diskursanalys av Dagens Nyheters, Svenska Dagbladets, Expressens och Aftonbladets rapportering om Nya Slussen
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics and Media.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The reconstruction of a central area in Stockholm named Slussen (The sluice) has frequently been portrayed and debated in media over the last few years, escalating around December 2011 when the major decision regarding Slussen was to be made by the city council. The area serves as a traffic node connecting the areas of Södermalm and Gamla Stan (Old town) together. The last major change of Slussen was completed in 1935, best described as a modernistic traffic and architectural piece of work. It is indisputably an area of importance for the city of Stockholm, its citizens and visitors. How has media reported the development of the New Slussen project?

The analysis, and the conclusions drawn from it, will be based upon and performed with a quantitative content analysis and critical discourse analysis. Articles from four of the largest daily newspapers in Sweden have been selected based upon the release date of Stockholm City’s official newsletters regarding the reconstruction project.

The quantitative content analysis showed that words within the field and discourses of traffic were most common. That quantitative result shows interesting similarities with the result of the critical discourse analysis, most visible in the case of subject and discourse representation. Variations in use of language, subject representation and discourse recontextualization, between those who are campaigning for the new sluice and those who are against it were noticeable. In some cases it was more evident than in others.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 122 p.
Keyword [en]
Slussen, sluice, quantitative content analysis, critical discourse analysis, discourse, intertextuality, recontextualization, newspaper, Stockholm, traffic, architecture, environment, culture, politics, city council, political party, reconstruction, destruction, lake
Keyword [sv]
Slussen, Nya Slussen, kritisk diskursanalys, kvantitativ innehållsanalys, Aristoteliskorienterad neoklassisk analys, dagspress, intertextualitet, rekontextualisering, Stockholm
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Media and Communications
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-181157OAI: diva2:553037
Subject / course
Media and Communication Studies
Educational program
Master Programme in Social Sciences
2012-05-30, B125, Ekonomikum, Kyrkogårdsg. 10, 753 13 Uppsala, Uppsala, 22:49 (Swedish)
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2012-09-18 Created: 2012-09-17 Last updated: 2012-09-18Bibliographically approved

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