Medier, makt och rasism: En kritisk diskursanalys av svenska nyhetsmediers rapportering om Rinkeby
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
The aim of this thesis is to examine expressions of power and racism in news reporting about the district of Rinkeby, Sweden, in two major Swedish newspapers. News articles are examined using Norman Fairclough’s three-dimensional model for critical discourse analysis. The discourse theory has also been complemented with theories of media in relation to power, ideology and racism. The study has shown that news reporting about Rinkeby largely focused on stereotypical subjects such as violence, social problems and crime. Through repeated othering and negative representations of Rinkeby and its residents, the news media can be said to both create and reproduce structures of power and racism in a broader societal context.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 50 p.
critical discourse analysis, media, power, racism, representation, Rinkeby
kritisk diskursanalys, makt, media, rasism, representation, Rinkeby
Other Humanities not elsewhere specified
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-225853OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-225853DiVA: diva2:722516
Subject / course
Master Programme in Human Rights
Eriksen, Maud, Lektor
Namli, Elena, Professor