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Porträttering av förorten Tensta
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Cultural Sciences.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study was to investigate hove some suburban areas image is shown to the public in the media coverage of suburban areas, and this is why I in this paper want to look more closely at the image of Tensta in the news media and how people in Tensta perceive themselves. News media has a very important role in the creation of human worldview. It influences our own identity and affects what a person believes is the difference in us and them. In the post-colonial theory, identity creation is a central role in philosophy, us and them. Based on the above purpose, I formulated an overall main question that this essay should answer. How does the news media perceive Tensta and see how residents perceive Tensta. And what explanations are there in the field of urban geography. I have conducted a quantitative content analysis of newspaper articles. I have selected articles that mention Tensta in the four largest newspapers in the Stockholm region. Then I analyzed the collected material by using of a concept developed by Kristina Boréus the use of word as a mean to discriminate to evaluate the articles. I also used literature like Million program and media: perceptions of people and neighborhoods and Media us and them: media relevant to structural discrimination, Different media worlds: local advertising and local media in Stockholm to compare between the results of my study and theirs. The results show that the news media’s image of Tensta do not match what Tensta residents themselves think. Furthermore the results show that the media has a structure in the reporting of the suburbs of Stockholm. 

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2012. , 32 p.
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Human Geography Social and Economic Geography
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-29694OAI: diva2:657039
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Lärarprogrammet, inriktning mot verksamhet i grundskolans senare år och gymnasiet
Available from: 2013-10-17 Created: 2013-10-17 Last updated: 2016-02-22Bibliographically approved

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