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Idag är vi alla fransmän: En kritisk diskursanalys av medierapporteringen om terrorattentaten i Paris respektive Ankara hösten 2015
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 aim of this study was to examine discourses of two terror attacks conducted in Ankara and Paris and how they were represented in Swedish news media. By analysing the identified discourses the study investigated if the discourses constructed subjects as “we” and “otherness”, which means this study’s aim was to uncover ideological representations. The study examines a total of 16 articles. Critical discourse analysis constitutes the study’s methodological framework, combined with Michel Foucault’s perspective on discourse and how they regulate the construction of reality. The results show that the postcolonial discourse is reproduced and constructs “us” as a western society, whereas Turkey is not included and is therefore constructed as “the other”. The representations in Swedish news media regarding the reporting of the attacks in Paris offer identification for the reader, meanwhile Turkey is marginalized and constructed negatively as a country. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 50 p.
Keyword [sv]
Terrorism, terrorattack, Ankara, Paris, orientalism, postkolonialism, Kritisk diskursanalys, diskurs
National Category
Media and Communications
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-53453OAI: diva2:936387
Subject / course
Media and Communications Science
Educational program
International Communication Programme, 180 credits
Available from: 2016-06-14 Created: 2016-06-13 Last updated: 2016-06-14Bibliographically approved

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