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Bakom de goda intentionerna: en intersektionell analys av hur "vi" och "dom" reproduceras och kategoriseras via politik och massmedia.

Siryani Josefsson, Henrietta (2006)
School of Social Work
Abstract
The purpose with this essay is to look at how categories of "us" and "them" are created, reproduced and categorised. The areas of politics and media are in focus, though they are powerful and influential actors in generating discourses.

The method is qualitative analyses of current research and analyses of discourses, contexts and resources from an intersectional perspective. Intersectionality presents a theoretical tool for complex understandings of power as it takes its point of departure in an understanding of power as multidimensional and one where gender, ethnicity and class are constitutive and bearing principals. Intersectional analyses aim to understand how these dimensions are created and changed in relation to each other and how... (More)
The purpose with this essay is to look at how categories of "us" and "them" are created, reproduced and categorised. The areas of politics and media are in focus, though they are powerful and influential actors in generating discourses.

The method is qualitative analyses of current research and analyses of discourses, contexts and resources from an intersectional perspective. Intersectionality presents a theoretical tool for complex understandings of power as it takes its point of departure in an understanding of power as multidimensional and one where gender, ethnicity and class are constitutive and bearing principals. Intersectional analyses aim to understand how these dimensions are created and changed in relation to each other and how they interact with specific gender orders in specific contexts.

The analyse shows that "immigrants" are in a subordinate position compared to "Swedish" when it comes to resources, contexts and discourses. The analyse indicates the relation of power between "us" and "them", where "us" have the power and with that preferential right of interpretation in discourses, contexts and resources. The essay shows the complexity in the relations between "us" and "them" and power and inequality and the difficulties to reach the complex of problems in an easy way. (Less)
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Siryani Josefsson, Henrietta
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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intersektionalitet, etnicitet, makt, klass, diskurs, genus, Bourdieu, Pierre, Elias, Norbert, Tilly, Charles, Sociology, Sociologi, Social changes, theory of social work, Sociala förändringar, teorier om socialt arbete
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Swedish
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1328846
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2006-04-24
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2006-04-24
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  abstract     = {The purpose with this essay is to look at how categories of "us" and "them" are created, reproduced and categorised. The areas of politics and media are in focus, though they are powerful and influential actors in generating discourses.

The method is qualitative analyses of current research and analyses of discourses, contexts and resources from an intersectional perspective. Intersectionality presents a theoretical tool for complex understandings of power as it takes its point of departure in an understanding of power as multidimensional and one where gender, ethnicity and class are constitutive and bearing principals. Intersectional analyses aim to understand how these dimensions are created and changed in relation to each other and how they interact with specific gender orders in specific contexts.

The analyse shows that "immigrants" are in a subordinate position compared to "Swedish" when it comes to resources, contexts and discourses. The analyse indicates the relation of power between "us" and "them", where "us" have the power and with that preferential right of interpretation in discourses, contexts and resources. The essay shows the complexity in the relations between "us" and "them" and power and inequality and the difficulties to reach the complex of problems in an easy way.},
  author       = {Siryani Josefsson, Henrietta},
  keyword      = {intersektionalitet,etnicitet,makt,klass,diskurs,genus,Bourdieu, Pierre,Elias, Norbert,Tilly, Charles,Sociology,Sociologi,Social changes, theory of social work,Sociala förändringar, teorier om socialt arbete},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Bakom de goda intentionerna: en intersektionell analys av hur "vi" och "dom" reproduceras och kategoriseras via politik och massmedia.},
  year         = {2006},
}