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Humana svenskar och främlingsfientliga danskar? - en studie i svensk medierepresentation av dansk migrationspolitik

Nilsson, Emeli (2005)
Department of Political Science
Abstract
The aim of this thesis is to study how Denmark and the Danish people has been represented in the Swedish press and which images of them that appears. For this purpose I make use of discourse analysis and discourse theory. By analysing three cases were the debate about the Danish migration policy has been scrutinized in Swedish newspapers I seek to discover different ways of looking at the world. The study concentrates on the descriptions made by journalists and others who contribute to the debate in the media. The results show an image of the Danes as a people reluctant to foreigners and restrictive in their politics. Discourse theory stipulates that in describing others we automatically describe ourselves. The attributes we allot the... (More)
The aim of this thesis is to study how Denmark and the Danish people has been represented in the Swedish press and which images of them that appears. For this purpose I make use of discourse analysis and discourse theory. By analysing three cases were the debate about the Danish migration policy has been scrutinized in Swedish newspapers I seek to discover different ways of looking at the world. The study concentrates on the descriptions made by journalists and others who contribute to the debate in the media. The results show an image of the Danes as a people reluctant to foreigners and restrictive in their politics. Discourse theory stipulates that in describing others we automatically describe ourselves. The attributes we allot the Danish people confirm our own normality and difference towards others. This leaves us with the picture of ourselves (the Swedes) as a tolerant, open minded and generous people which, I argue, contains a danger in putting ourselves above others and legitimating our migration policies as prominent. In doing this we run the risk of forgetting to be self-critical and aware of the problems that may exist. (Less)
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Nilsson, Emeli
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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Discourse analysis, media representation, migration policy, Denmark, Sweden, Political and administrative sciences, Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap
language
Swedish
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1330683
date added to LUP
2005-06-20 00:00:00
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  abstract     = {The aim of this thesis is to study how Denmark and the Danish people has been represented in the Swedish press and which images of them that appears. For this purpose I make use of discourse analysis and discourse theory. By analysing three cases were the debate about the Danish migration policy has been scrutinized in Swedish newspapers I seek to discover different ways of looking at the world. The study concentrates on the descriptions made by journalists and others who contribute to the debate in the media. The results show an image of the Danes as a people reluctant to foreigners and restrictive in their politics. Discourse theory stipulates that in describing others we automatically describe ourselves. The attributes we allot the Danish people confirm our own normality and difference towards others. This leaves us with the picture of ourselves (the Swedes) as a tolerant, open minded and generous people which, I argue, contains a danger in putting ourselves above others and legitimating our migration policies as prominent. In doing this we run the risk of forgetting to be self-critical and aware of the problems that may exist.},
  author       = {Nilsson, Emeli},
  keyword      = {Discourse analysis,media representation,migration policy,Denmark,Sweden,Political and administrative sciences,Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Humana svenskar och främlingsfientliga danskar? - en studie i svensk medierepresentation av dansk migrationspolitik},
  year         = {2005},
}