Flyktingkrisen 2015 - en internationell diskussion eller en mänsklig katastrof?: En kritisk diskursanalys av Aftonbladets nyhetsartiklar.
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 newspaper Aftonbladet constructed the discourse of the refugee crisis in Europe during the year 2015. By using a critical discourse analysis of nine articles the study was able to show how the newspaper portrayed the power relationship between the characters.
The following questions was examined:
- How does Aftonbladet construct the refugee crisis as an event?
- How is the relationships between the characters within the text portrayed?
The result showed that there were five different discourse patterns that appeared which constructed the refugee crisis as a problem and a threat for the European Union and the member countries. The relationship between the different characters within the text was embossed by hegemony because the refugees was represented as helpless and the authoritative countries talked about how the refugees affected their everyday life.
Therefore Aftonbladet embedded the refugees in archetypes and like they were subordinate to the national states, which lead to a portrayal of the crisis as a international discussion more than a catastrophy for humanity.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 54 p.
Critical discourse analysis, discourse, representation, Aftonbladet, newsarticles, refugees, refugee, refugee crisis, news, hegemony
Kritisk diskursanalys, Diskurs, Representation, Aftonbladet, nyhetsartiklar, flyktingar, flykting, flyktingkrisen, nyheter, hegemoni
Media and Communications Communication Studies
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-53588OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-53588DiVA: diva2:937718
Subject / course
Media and Communications Science
International Communication Programme, 180 credits
Severson, Pernilla, Universitetslektor
Holt, Kristoffer, Universitetslektor