Kvinnorna i flyktingkrisen: En kritisk diskursanalys om hur svenska kvällstidningar framställer kvinnor på flykt
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
The aim of this bachelor thesis was to examine how the Swedish tabloid press represent women refugees in the news coverage of the european refugee crisis.
The main question was: How are women refugees represented in the tabloid press news stories about the refugee crisis?
To approach our question we used a critical discourse analysis. We examined a total of 17 news stories published during the first two weeks in September 2015, all of them published in Aftonbladet, Expressen, GT or Kvällsposten.
During the analysis a total of four discursive themes emerged: The strong refugee woman, the weak refugee woman, the invisible refugee woman and the refugee woman as a mother figure.
Three of our themes – the weak refugee woman, the invisible refugee woman and the refugee woman as a mother figure – are examples of how old ideologies about refugees and women still are present in the Swedish evening papers of today. These constructions are based on myths and historical stereotypes.
Even though the refugee woman commonly are described as weak, subordinated and inactive, she can also be described as strong and independent – the strong refugee woman. This, the fourth theme, differs from the traditional stereotypes.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 37 p.
Journalism, Refugees, Women, Critical discourse analysis, evening papers.
Journalistik, flyktingar, kvinnor, kritisk diskursanalys, kvällstidningar.
Other Humanities not elsewhere specified
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-49748OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-49748DiVA: diva2:903038
Subject / course
Journalism and Media Production Programme, 180 credits