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Kultureliten, Invandrarna och Verklighetens folk -En studie i gruppbildning och identitetskonstruktion och dess politiska betydelse

Svanström, Micael (2010) STVM01 20101
Department of Political Science
Abstract
The purpose of this thesis is to study the construction of group identities and their
political significance in the texts of two Swedish party leaders: Göran Hägglund
(KD) and Jimmie Åkesson (SD). The aim is also to relate these identities to the
more general political discourse of the respective leaders. The empirical material
has been studied within a discourse theoretical framework, drawing upon the
works of Laclau & Mouffe and their theories of the construction of identities. By
studying and comparing the texts of the two leaders it becomes clear that group
identities and there relations to each other plays a significant role in the political
strategies of the two leaders. The construction of different collective identities is
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The purpose of this thesis is to study the construction of group identities and their
political significance in the texts of two Swedish party leaders: Göran Hägglund
(KD) and Jimmie Åkesson (SD). The aim is also to relate these identities to the
more general political discourse of the respective leaders. The empirical material
has been studied within a discourse theoretical framework, drawing upon the
works of Laclau & Mouffe and their theories of the construction of identities. By
studying and comparing the texts of the two leaders it becomes clear that group
identities and there relations to each other plays a significant role in the political
strategies of the two leaders. The construction of different collective identities is
fundamental to respective leader’s political strategy/discourse; they differ
somewhat in their construction of group identities, which makes it possible to
create different political strategies.
It’s also clear that the different group identities in the texts of the respective
leaders is constructed relational - the construction of ”we” is dependent on the
description of ”the other”. (Less)
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author
Svanström, Micael
supervisor
organization
course
STVM01 20101
year
type
L2 - 2nd term paper (old degree order)
subject
keywords
Identity, discourse, Laclau & Mouffe
language
Swedish
id
1607917
date added to LUP
2010-06-29 16:11:51
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2010-06-29 16:11:51
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  abstract     = {The purpose of this thesis is to study the construction of group identities and their
political significance in the texts of two Swedish party leaders: Göran Hägglund
(KD) and Jimmie Åkesson (SD). The aim is also to relate these identities to the
more general political discourse of the respective leaders. The empirical material
has been studied within a discourse theoretical framework, drawing upon the
works of Laclau & Mouffe and their theories of the construction of identities. By
studying and comparing the texts of the two leaders it becomes clear that group
identities and there relations to each other plays a significant role in the political
strategies of the two leaders. The construction of different collective identities is
fundamental to respective leader’s political strategy/discourse; they differ
somewhat in their construction of group identities, which makes it possible to
create different political strategies.
It’s also clear that the different group identities in the texts of the respective
leaders is constructed relational - the construction of ”we” is dependent on the
description of ”the other”.},
  author       = {Svanström, Micael},
  keyword      = {Identity,discourse,Laclau & Mouffe},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Kultureliten, Invandrarna och Verklighetens folk -En studie i gruppbildning och identitetskonstruktion och dess politiska betydelse},
  year         = {2010},
}