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I andras ögon: En kvalitativ diskursanalys av dagspressens rapportering av hemlöshet ur ett genusperspektiv år 2015
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Psychology.
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Psychology.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
In the eyes of others : A study with a discourse analytical approach and a gender perspective of the daily press’s reporting on homelessness during 2015 (English)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study was to examine how two of Sweden's largest newspapers wrote about homeless men and women. This was done by analyzing the approach to homelessness and homeless individuals from a gender perspective, by looking at how notions of homeless men and women appeared in texts. The material was analyzed with a discourse analytical approach and a gender perspective. The main results are that homelessness are defined and problematized in media with different terms of vulnerability. The portrayal of vulnerability in relation to homelessness differs in regards to the sexes. Women are portrayed as passive victims of homelessness and men as active beings who can choose to break off homelessness. The women are also portrayed as mothers in bad relationships with men and the home is viewed as an essential arena. The men are viewed as the norm for homelessness and identified as lonely and criminal individuals.

Abstract [sv]

Syftet med den här studien var att undersöka hur två av Sveriges största dagstidningar skriver om hemlösa män och kvinnor. Detta gjordes genom att analysera hur tidningarna  förhåller sig gentemot hemlöshet och hemlösa individer med ett genusperspektiv samt genom att studera vilka föreställningar om hemlösa kvinnor och män som framkommer i texterna. Materialet analyserades med en diskursanalytisk ansats och med ett genusperspektiv. Huvudresultaten som framkommit är att hemlöshet definieras och problematiseras i media i termer av utsatthet och denna utsatthet varierar mellan könen.

Kvinnorna porträtteras som passiva offer för hemlösheten medan männen är aktiva varelser som kan välja att ta sig ur hemlösheten. Kvinnorna porträtteras också som mödrar med dåliga relationer till män och hemmet är en betydelsefull plats. Männen framställs som normen av hemlöshet och han identifieras som en ensam och kriminell varelse.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 46 p.
Keyword [en]
Homeless, Homeless woman, Homeless man, Media, Genus theory, Discourse analysis
Keyword [sv]
Hemlös, Hemlös kvinna, Hemlös man, Media, Genusteori, Diskursanalys
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Social Work
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-22192OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-22192DiVA: diva2:951173
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Social work
Educational program
Social work
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Available from: 2016-08-16 Created: 2016-08-07 Last updated: 2016-08-16Bibliographically approved

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