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Vi och de andra-En postkolonial studie av Rosengårdsrapporten och debattartiklar

House, Hillevi LU (2009) STVK01 20091
Department of Political Science
Abstract (Swedish)
In this paper I will analyze the “Rosengårdsrapport” (a report by the Swedish National Defence College concerning civil unrest in the Malmö neighborhood of Rosengård) from a postcolonial perspective. The purpose of this paper is to investigate how postcolonial representations are present in the chosen material. The postcolonial perspective will serve as the theory and discourse analysis as the method in this study. From the results of the analysis it is clear that the way ethnicity, gender and culture are presented in the material, form part of a postcolonial discourse.

In my conclusion I discuss whether or not it would be possible to re-write the texts I have analyzed, the result being a text free from stereotypes and free from a... (More)
In this paper I will analyze the “Rosengårdsrapport” (a report by the Swedish National Defence College concerning civil unrest in the Malmö neighborhood of Rosengård) from a postcolonial perspective. The purpose of this paper is to investigate how postcolonial representations are present in the chosen material. The postcolonial perspective will serve as the theory and discourse analysis as the method in this study. From the results of the analysis it is clear that the way ethnicity, gender and culture are presented in the material, form part of a postcolonial discourse.

In my conclusion I discuss whether or not it would be possible to re-write the texts I have analyzed, the result being a text free from stereotypes and free from a postcolonial discourse. The conclusion is that a re-writing of the texts could never be neutral or objective, this because the meaning of discourse and the way in which we make sense of the world is never neutral or objective and is always going to contain a power aspect. However it is possible to use a postcolonial perspective as a strategy to show how power creates a hierarchy. (Less)
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author
House, Hillevi LU
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organization
course
STVK01 20091
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Rosengårdsrapporten, discourse, postcolonialism
language
Swedish
id
1399223
date added to LUP
2009-06-18 11:08:51
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2009-06-18 11:08:51
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  abstract     = {In this paper I will analyze the “Rosengårdsrapport” (a report by the Swedish National Defence College concerning civil unrest in the Malmö neighborhood of Rosengård) from a postcolonial perspective. The purpose of this paper is to investigate how postcolonial representations are present in the chosen material. The postcolonial perspective will serve as the theory and discourse analysis as the method in this study. From the results of the analysis it is clear that the way ethnicity, gender and culture are presented in the material, form part of a postcolonial discourse.  

In my conclusion I discuss whether or not it would be possible to re-write the texts I have analyzed, the result being a text free from stereotypes and free from a postcolonial discourse. The conclusion is that a re-writing of the texts could never be neutral or objective, this because the meaning of discourse and the way in which we make sense of the world is never neutral or objective and is always going to contain a power aspect. However it is possible to use a postcolonial perspective as a strategy to show how power creates a hierarchy.},
  author       = {House, Hillevi},
  keyword      = {Rosengårdsrapporten,discourse,postcolonialism},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Vi och de andra-En postkolonial studie av Rosengårdsrapporten och debattartiklar},
  year         = {2009},
}