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Fångade i diskursen: En kritisk analys av hur begreppet medborgarlön presenteras och inte diskuteras i dagspressen
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Media and Journalism.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]



Author: Maria Ståhl

Title:  Level: BA Thesis in Media- och kommunikationsvetenskap

Location: LinnaeusUniversity

Language: Swedish

Number of pages: 51



This report is a critical discourse analysis of the attributes that surround the word basic income/medborgarlön in four Swedish daily newspapers. The study explores how the text in the newspapers attributes the word and what the consequences might be for the readers and for the political agenda when it comes to the discussion of justice and responsibility.


The attributes that characterizes basic income in the media are mostly negative and there is no discussion where work strategy and basic income is seriously spoken of. Work strategy is taken for granted and is not questioned by anyone. The alternative that basic income could be is being ridiculed which becomes clear by the attributes that are chosen. The figuration of basic income in these media is characterised mostly by negative and depreciatory attributes. This makes the story of basic income to something that is unrealistic, unjust, immoral and only for lazy people.


The result shows that the attribute-agenda confirms the prevailing discourse which is based on work strategy by choosing to focus on these negative attributes and by not having a serious discussion where representatives for the works strategy have to motivate there position in a more reflective way.



Keywords: attributes, basic income, discourse, media, work strategy

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 51 p.
Keyword [sv]
attribut, attributdagordning, medborgarlön, diskurs, media, arbetslinjen
National Category
Media and Communications
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-27626OAI: diva2:637740
Subject / course
Media and Communications Science
Available from: 2013-08-13 Created: 2013-07-22 Last updated: 2013-08-13Bibliographically approved

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