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"Har vi råd att ta emot dem?": En studie om Smålandspostens inställning till och framställning av invandrare och flyktingar under 1980-1993.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
"Can we afford to take them in?" : A study about Smålandspostens attitude and depiction of immigrants and refugees in the third period of immigration. (English)
Abstract [en]

The past years in Sweden has been infected by a discussion about immigration and immigrants, both spoken in politics and media. The aim of this essay is to study the attitude about immigrants in the third period of immigration in Sweden found in the local press. And also what image the press gave of immigrants. The study looks at Smålandsposten, which is a large local press in the Växjö area.


During the period for this study was the attitude in the local press very negative. The studied articles in Smålandsposten shows a profound idea of a “we” and “them”. The idea of “we” and “them” was grounded as the newspaper depicted a Swedish ideal. When written about in the paper, the immigrants were always doing something bad or wrong, which depicted immigrants as always problematic and a threat to the Swedish society. Smålandsposten created also a lot of negative stereotypes which probably still remain today. A main theme in the articles could be summarized as: Can we afford to take them in?

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 83 p.
Keyword [sv]
Smålandsposten, invandrare, flyktingar, press, historia
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Cultural Studies Media Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-32250OAI: diva2:695628
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Lärarprogrammet, inriktning mot verksamhet i grundskolans senare år och gymnasiet
Available from: 2014-02-13 Created: 2014-02-11 Last updated: 2014-02-17Bibliographically approved

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