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Representation of people with disabilities: A content analysis of Russian press
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Psychology.
2012 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [sv]

The aim of this study was to examine how Russian press represents people with disabilities. The study was conducted using the method of qualitative content analysis. The material for the analysis consisted of sixty articles selected from Russian's four national newspapers. The study covered a period of the year 2011. Labeling theory and stigma were used for the analysis of the results. The results showed that Russian press described discrimination of people with disabilities, social support provided to them by the Government and their active way of life. The newspaper articles mentioned that the Russian Government tries to integrate disabled people into society. The study did not find any significant differences in the representation of people with disabilities in various newspapers. It was found that the articles covered physical disabilities, such as mobility, hearing and visual impairments.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 47 p.
Keyword [en]
content analysis, labeling theory, people with disabilities, Russian press, stigma
National Category
Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-13722Archive number: SGSMKINSA-V12-8OAI: diva2:600999
Subject / course
Social work
Educational program
Social work – specialisation in international social work (in eng)
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2013-01-29 Created: 2013-01-28 Last updated: 2013-01-29Bibliographically approved

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