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Diskursen kring "ungdomsrån": En studie av Dagens Nyheters och Aftonbladets framställning av unga rånare
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
The discourse of "youth robberies" : A study of Dagens Nyheters och Aftonbladets portrayal of young muggers (English)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study was to examine the existing discourse of youth robberies from year 2003 to year 2013 in DN and Aftonbladet. By using discourseanalysis as theory and method I have studied newsartikles from these two newspapers.

The study shows that the portrayal of youth robberies is focused on the young muggers as a group and not as individuals. The groups that are mentioned are young men and women, children and muggers with another ethnical background than swedish. Girls, children and ethnical background are given more attention in the articles, and are portrayed as more problematic. The youth robberies are described as brutal and are focused on the young muggers as unrestrained, evil individuals with no future.

The analysis also shows that a change in the discourse is taking place during the studied period. This is revealed in form of a change of interest in medias reporting of youth robberies, which are much lower in the end of the period than in the beginning.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 47 p.
Keyword [en]
Youth robberies, discourse, discoursanalysis, media
Keyword [sv]
Ungdomsrån, diskurs, diskursanalys, media
National Category
Social Sciences Media Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-26662OAI: diva2:629576
Subject / course
Social Work
Educational program
Social Work Study Programme, 210 credits
Available from: 2013-06-17 Created: 2013-06-17 Last updated: 2013-06-17Bibliographically approved

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