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UTANFÖRSKAP I ETT MAJORITETSSAMHÄLLE: En diskursanalytisk studie med fokus på romerna i svenska tidningar
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

In this paper I study how the minority group Roma appears in the Swedish media. I also look at possible similarities and differences in appearance before and after the disclosure of the Roma registration by the Swedish police in September 2013. To answer my purpose with the paper I treat the following questions:

  • How is the minority group Roma constructed in the media before and after the disclosure?
  • In which ways are the minority group Roma expressed in the media before and after the disclosure?

I am using a discourse analytic method based on theories of construction between “them” and “we” and the media’s impact on social constructions and identities. By analysing twenty-eight articles from a period of one month before and one month after the disclosure the result shows that there are more similarities than differences between how the Roma are described in the Swedish media. The conclusion is that there are small differences and bigger similarities in how the Roma are constructed between the two periods, but that the attitude against how they are expressed is more sympathetic after the disclosure.

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Keyword [en]
Roma, media, minorities, segregation, discrimination, Sweden, integration policy
National Category
Globalization Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-31536OAI: diva2:689450
Subject / course
Political Science
Educational program
International Social Sciences Programme, specialization Global Studies, 180 credits
Available from: 2014-01-21 Created: 2014-01-20 Last updated: 2014-01-21Bibliographically approved

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