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"Men du inser att folk som ser dig och dina kompisar tänker "emo"?"- om hur media målar upp bilden av en ungdomsgrupp

Shev, Rebecka LU and Myrefelt, Lisa Maria LU (2009) SOPA63 20091
School of Social Work
Abstract
ABSTRACT
Author: Lisa Myrefelt & Rebecka Shev
Title: “But you realise that when people see you and your friends they think “emo”?” – about how media describes a teenage group (translated title)
Supervisor: Olle Frödin
Assessor:

The purpose of this essay was to study how the Swedish newspapers presented a subculture that they called “emo” between January 1, 2007 and March 31, 2009. In particular we studied the attributes that the articles depicted as typical for the subculture (music, appearance and mental health). We also studied the articles’ description of the surroundings’ reactions to the subculture and the way the articles related how the teenagers in the subculture wanted to define themselves. The essay was based on a CDA... (More)
ABSTRACT
Author: Lisa Myrefelt & Rebecka Shev
Title: “But you realise that when people see you and your friends they think “emo”?” – about how media describes a teenage group (translated title)
Supervisor: Olle Frödin
Assessor:

The purpose of this essay was to study how the Swedish newspapers presented a subculture that they called “emo” between January 1, 2007 and March 31, 2009. In particular we studied the attributes that the articles depicted as typical for the subculture (music, appearance and mental health). We also studied the articles’ description of the surroundings’ reactions to the subculture and the way the articles related how the teenagers in the subculture wanted to define themselves. The essay was based on a CDA (critical discourse analyse) of 33 articles. To analyse the result we used Becker’s (2006) theory about outsiders. In the primary information we found five discourses: music, appearance, mental health, harassment and how the teenagers defined themselves. The conclusion was that the articles’ starting point was that the subculture had some specific properties (clothes, appearance and mental health) that characterized the group in general. The articles describe the subculture as a group that is exposed to bulling and harassment from their surroundings. In general the articles do not take into consideration the teenagers protests against misconceptions (especially mental health) that the group was associated with. (Less)
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Shev, Rebecka LU and Myrefelt, Lisa Maria LU
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"But you realise that when people see you and your friends they think "emo"?"- about how media describes a teenage group
course
SOPA63 20091
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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agenda-setting, outsiders, discourse, subculture, emo
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Swedish
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1414015
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Author: Lisa Myrefelt & Rebecka Shev
Title: “But you realise that when people see you and your friends they think “emo”?” – about how media describes a teenage group (translated title) 
Supervisor: Olle Frödin 
Assessor:

The purpose of this essay was to study how the Swedish newspapers presented a subculture that they called “emo” between January 1, 2007 and March 31, 2009. In particular we studied the attributes that the articles depicted as typical for the subculture (music, appearance and mental health). We also studied the articles’ description of the surroundings’ reactions to the subculture and the way the articles related how the teenagers in the subculture wanted to define themselves.  The essay was based on a CDA (critical discourse analyse) of 33 articles. To analyse the result we used Becker’s (2006) theory about outsiders. In the primary information we found five discourses: music, appearance, mental health, harassment and how the teenagers defined themselves. The conclusion was that the articles’ starting point was that the subculture had some specific properties (clothes, appearance and mental health) that characterized the group in general. The articles describe the subculture as a group that is exposed to bulling and harassment from their surroundings. In general the articles do not take into consideration the teenagers protests against misconceptions (especially mental health) that the group was associated with.},
  author       = {Shev, Rebecka and Myrefelt, Lisa Maria},
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  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {"Men du inser att folk som ser dig och dina kompisar tänker "emo"?"- om hur media målar upp bilden av en ungdomsgrupp},
  year         = {2009},
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