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"Skyll inte på friheten" : en analys av den liberala miljödiskursen i Sverige

Carlbom, Mette (2008)
Human Ecology
Abstract
The paper is a discourse analysis of the liberal environmental discourse in Sweden today. It is based on articles in two of the main liberal Swedish newspapers, Dagens Nyheter and Sydsvenska Dagbladet, and a liberal periodical, Neo.

The purpose of this study is to analyze how the environmental problems that have been produced by the industrialised society, especially global warming, are seen upon in the liberal discourse in Sweden today. The theoretical point of departure is a discourse analysis that as a method seeks to analyze the material to reveal what assumptions the discussion departs from, and what assumptions the discussions reject.

The thesis concludes that the main trends in the discussions are to position the environment... (More)
The paper is a discourse analysis of the liberal environmental discourse in Sweden today. It is based on articles in two of the main liberal Swedish newspapers, Dagens Nyheter and Sydsvenska Dagbladet, and a liberal periodical, Neo.

The purpose of this study is to analyze how the environmental problems that have been produced by the industrialised society, especially global warming, are seen upon in the liberal discourse in Sweden today. The theoretical point of departure is a discourse analysis that as a method seeks to analyze the material to reveal what assumptions the discussion departs from, and what assumptions the discussions reject.

The thesis concludes that the main trends in the discussions are to position the environment against the financial system and state that the capitalist system is the only system that can solve the environmental issues. The existing environmental problems are not denied, but constantly belittled and only considered to be a problem if it poses a direct threat to humans. The solution for these environmental problems is believed to be the strengthening of the financial system and the development of new technologies. (Less)
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Carlbom, Mette
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organization
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
media, discourse analysis, environment, liberalism, Environmental studies, Miljöstudier, Press and communication sciences, Journalistik, media, kommunikation
language
Swedish
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1320841
date added to LUP
2008-11-13
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2008-11-13
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  abstract     = {The paper is a discourse analysis of the liberal environmental discourse in Sweden today. It is based on articles in two of the main liberal Swedish newspapers, Dagens Nyheter and Sydsvenska Dagbladet, and a liberal periodical, Neo.

The purpose of this study is to analyze how the environmental problems that have been produced by the industrialised society, especially global warming, are seen upon in the liberal discourse in Sweden today. The theoretical point of departure is a discourse analysis that as a method seeks to analyze the material to reveal what assumptions the discussion departs from, and what assumptions the discussions reject.

The thesis concludes that the main trends in the discussions are to position the environment against the financial system and state that the capitalist system is the only system that can solve the environmental issues. The existing environmental problems are not denied, but constantly belittled and only considered to be a problem if it poses a direct threat to humans. The solution for these environmental problems is believed to be the strengthening of the financial system and the development of new technologies.},
  author       = {Carlbom, Mette},
  keyword      = {media,discourse analysis,environment,liberalism,Environmental studies,Miljöstudier,Press and communication sciences,Journalistik, media, kommunikation},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {"Skyll inte på friheten" : en analys av den liberala miljödiskursen i Sverige},
  year         = {2008},
}