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Irakier i svensk media - En studie av svenska tidningars skildringar utifrån ett stereotypiseringsperpektiv

Oskarsson, Jenny (2008)
Department of Political Science
Abstract
This paper investigates how Iraqi people living in Sweden are portrayed by Swedish media. The studies have been done through reading and examine thirtyone articles from four different newspapers. The theoretical frameworks that have been used are stereotyping and the discourse of "the other". From this perspective articles have been selected in order to find examples of if Iraqis are described in accordance with five kinds of stereotyping; threat, burden, victim, asset and exotic strangers. Even though the study was done in a small scale it does indicate a frequent use of negative stereotypes when describing Iraqis migrating or seeking asylum in Sweden between 2003 and May 2008. The findings of this study is that the Iraqis living in... (More)
This paper investigates how Iraqi people living in Sweden are portrayed by Swedish media. The studies have been done through reading and examine thirtyone articles from four different newspapers. The theoretical frameworks that have been used are stereotyping and the discourse of "the other". From this perspective articles have been selected in order to find examples of if Iraqis are described in accordance with five kinds of stereotyping; threat, burden, victim, asset and exotic strangers. Even though the study was done in a small scale it does indicate a frequent use of negative stereotypes when describing Iraqis migrating or seeking asylum in Sweden between 2003 and May 2008. The findings of this study is that the Iraqis living in Sweden more often described in media as a group than in individual cases and the use of negative stereotypes is frequent in the investigated articles. (Less)
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author
Oskarsson, Jenny
supervisor
organization
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
irakier, stereotypisering, "vi och de andra", invandrare, nyhetsmedia, Political and administrative sciences, Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap
language
Swedish
id
1320477
date added to LUP
2008-09-11
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2008-09-11
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  abstract     = {This paper investigates how Iraqi people living in Sweden are portrayed by Swedish media. The studies have been done through reading and examine thirtyone articles from four different newspapers. The theoretical frameworks that have been used are stereotyping and the discourse of "the other". From this perspective articles have been selected in order to find examples of if Iraqis are described in accordance with five kinds of stereotyping; threat, burden, victim, asset and exotic strangers. Even though the study was done in a small scale it does indicate a frequent use of negative stereotypes when describing Iraqis migrating or seeking asylum in Sweden between 2003 and May 2008. The findings of this study is that the Iraqis living in Sweden more often described in media as a group than in individual cases and the use of negative stereotypes is frequent in the investigated articles.},
  author       = {Oskarsson, Jenny},
  keyword      = {irakier,stereotypisering,"vi och de andra",invandrare,nyhetsmedia,Political and administrative sciences,Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Irakier i svensk media - En studie av svenska tidningars skildringar utifrån ett stereotypiseringsperpektiv},
  year         = {2008},
}