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"Den grekiska krisen": En studie om medias framställning och andra generationens greker tolkningar, upplevelser och påverkan på vardagslivet
Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this paper is to examine how the Greeks in connection with the crisis in Greece is portrayed in Swedish newspapers, as well as the second generation Greeks in Sweden experiencing and interpreting the portraying and how it affects their everyday lives. The idea is to create an understanding of what happens when ethnic aspects is being portrayed in the media and how it is perceived and interpreted by second generation immigrants, and what this might mean for the impact of their daily life. The study is based, therefore on the following questions; how are the Greeks in connection with the crisis in Greece being portrayed in Swedish newspapers? How does second generations Greeks in Sweden perceive and interpret the portraying, and how it affects their everyday lives?

The study's basic methodological approach is qualitative text analysis and qualitative interviews. Qualitative text analysis is to bring out the essential content through careful reading of the text parts and the context in which it is included. In text analysis, one can distinguish two main types of questions, namely questions relating to systematize the content of the texts, and those relating to critically examine the contents of the texts. This study also embodies the qualitative interviews to further answer the study's purpose and issues. Through qualitative interviews, the researcher insight into the events and the social world in which the interviewee present themselves in. By combining these two approaches, through the systematic text analysis clarify the given structure of the actors in one way or another which is important in the current economic crisis in Greece, but also in the portraying of it.

The newspapers stigmatize second generation Greeks through discourse that is created, and the stereotypical notion that usually can be misinterpreted among its readers. The portraying and the stereotypical notions stigmatizes second generation Greeks because they interpret it as incompatible with reality and experiencing it all as strenuous, and the emotions of anger, irritation and sadness.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 36 p.
Keyword [sv]
Andra generationens greker, Grekland, medias framställning, stigma & stereotyper.
National Category
Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-19666OAI: diva2:646302
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2013-08-27, 14:58 (Swedish)
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2013-09-09 Created: 2013-09-08 Last updated: 2013-09-09Bibliographically approved

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