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"Jag mår bra, allt är perfekt": En kritisk diskursanalys i hur Aftonbladet framställde en terrormisstänkt man
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Media and Journalism.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Media and Journalism.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study was to examine how the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet portrayed a man who was a suspect of preparation of terrorist crimes, in articles published between 19th of November 2015 and the 23rd of Januari 2016. The aim was to get a deeper understanding of the portraiture of the person in question, and to point out existing discourses in the analysed material with the help of critical discourse analysis as explained by Norman Fairclough and his theories about identities, social representation and relations. Theories about social representation and postcolonialism were used as a springboard for the analysis. In the study we found two distinct discourses. The discourse for the period prior the man’s release was clearly influenced by denuniation and alienation, and the one found for the period after the man’s release were welcoming. Conclusions drawn from the study are that Aftonbladet portrays the man in a stereotypical manner, as well as legitimizes their own power of influence. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 46 p.
Keyword [en]
Aftonbladet, critical discourse analysis, post colonialism, social representation, terror suspect
Keyword [sv]
Aftonbladet, kritisk diskursanalys, postkolonialism, social representation, terrormisstänkt
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-52898OAI: diva2:932573
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Media and Communications Science
Educational program
Advertising, Graphic Design and Visual Communication Programme, 180 credits
Available from: 2016-06-10 Created: 2016-06-01 Last updated: 2016-06-10Bibliographically approved

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