Advanced

Vellingeborna först!

Holmgren, Cecilia LU (2009) STVK01 20091
Department of Political Science
Abstract
This thesis investigates the rhetoric of the leading party in the community of Vellinge in southern Sweden. The community is unique in its surroundings because of its decision not to make space for refugees granted with asylum in Sweden. A big debate started in 2008 when anetwork that demanded that the community would accept refugees was created. An image of the people in the community as racist is common in the area. I investigate the role of the leading party in their motivation for not accepting refugees in relation to racism and discrimination in the community.
These studies take their standing point in the post structuralism theories and therefore focus on the usage of language. More specifically it investigates what speech acts... (More)
This thesis investigates the rhetoric of the leading party in the community of Vellinge in southern Sweden. The community is unique in its surroundings because of its decision not to make space for refugees granted with asylum in Sweden. A big debate started in 2008 when anetwork that demanded that the community would accept refugees was created. An image of the people in the community as racist is common in the area. I investigate the role of the leading party in their motivation for not accepting refugees in relation to racism and discrimination in the community.
These studies take their standing point in the post structuralism theories and therefore focus on the usage of language. More specifically it investigates what speech acts are made by the leading party. To different kinds of theories are used, one focusing on discourses and the other on rhetorical strategies recognized by Quentin Skinner.
The conclusion drawn in the study is that no linguistic discrimination is made by the party. However, they only express perspectives on refugee politics, in which the subjective position of the refugees is unfavourable. This is part of their ambition to legitimize their own actions. But by doing so they also fail to condemn racist and strongly discriminating arguments spread in the community. (Less)
Please use this url to cite or link to this publication:
author
Holmgren, Cecilia LU
supervisor
organization
course
STVK01 20091
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
flyktingpolitik rasism diskriminering retorik diskurs
language
Swedish
id
1405454
date added to LUP
2009-06-18 11:09:00
date last changed
2009-06-18 11:09:00
@misc{1405454,
  abstract     = {This thesis investigates the rhetoric of the leading party in the community of Vellinge in southern Sweden. The community is unique in its surroundings because of its decision not to make space for refugees granted with asylum in Sweden. A big debate started in 2008 when anetwork that demanded that the community would accept refugees was created. An image of the people in the community as racist is common in the area. I investigate the role of the leading party in their motivation for not accepting refugees in relation to racism and discrimination in the community. 
   These studies take their standing point in the post structuralism theories and therefore focus on the usage of language. More specifically it investigates what speech acts are made by the leading party. To different kinds of theories are used, one focusing on discourses and the other on rhetorical strategies recognized by Quentin Skinner.
   The conclusion drawn in the study is that no linguistic discrimination is made by the party. However, they only express perspectives on refugee politics, in which the subjective position of the refugees is unfavourable. This is part of their ambition to legitimize their own actions. But by doing so they also fail to condemn racist and strongly discriminating arguments spread in the community.},
  author       = {Holmgren, Cecilia},
  keyword      = {flyktingpolitik rasism diskriminering retorik diskurs},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Vellingeborna först!},
  year         = {2009},
}