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"Muslimerna som sätter världen i brand": En kvalitativ studie om hur muslimer representeras i svensk press
Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences, Örebro University, Sweden.
Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences, Örebro University, Sweden.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This study concerns how Muslims are portrayed in a choice of twelve news articles from Swedish dailies and tabloid newspapers on the aftermath of the film Innocence of Muslims published on YouTube. All articles are distributed in the newspapers Aftonbladet, Expressen, Dagens Nyheter and Svenska Dagbladet in the period of September 11th, 2012 until September 30th, 2012.

For this study, a qualitative text analysis has been embraced and focus has been on van Dijk‟s Critical discourse analysis to the texts, with additional features from semiotics applied on the images.

The theories consist of Critical discourse analysis, hegemony, ideology and power, postcolonialism and stereotyping.

In the qualitative content analysis, concrete examples from the articles are retrieved and commented. These have been divided into various themes, which are trends that the authors have been able to distinguish in the analysis.

The result shows that Muslims in the analyzed newspapers are portrayed as the others, unimportant and extremely religious, in a negative manner rather than a positive. Moreover the press has tendencies to generalize Muslims as a group. The study thus strengthens the earlier research findings: that Muslims are not portrayed fairly in the media.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 63 p.
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Media and Communications
URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-27909ISRN: ORU-HUS/MKV-GK-2013/0015--SEArchive number: ORU-HUS/MKV-GK-2013/0015--SEOAI: diva2:611086
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Medie- och kommunikationsvetenskap
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2013-04-08 Created: 2013-03-14 Last updated: 2013-04-08Bibliographically approved

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