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"Fremmedgjorte fremmedgjørere" - SD som "de andre" i en svensk medial diskurs

Gjønnes, Jon LU (2010) STVK01 20102
Department of Political Science
Abstract
In September 2010, following the national elections, the Swedish Democrats (SD) made their entry in to the Swedish Parliament. Accordingly, many argued that the European right-wing trend had eventually reached Sweden. This thesis stems from the assumption that SD is being frequently alienated in Swedish media. On the
basis of theories treating power and identity construction, I argue that the alienation of SD contributes to the creation and recreation of the identity of others, whereas we can establish our own positive self-identity. By combining parts of the critical discourse analysis and the discourse theory formulated by Laclau and
Mouffe, I analyze a segment of the Swedish media discourse, constituted by newspaper articles... (More)
In September 2010, following the national elections, the Swedish Democrats (SD) made their entry in to the Swedish Parliament. Accordingly, many argued that the European right-wing trend had eventually reached Sweden. This thesis stems from the assumption that SD is being frequently alienated in Swedish media. On the
basis of theories treating power and identity construction, I argue that the alienation of SD contributes to the creation and recreation of the identity of others, whereas we can establish our own positive self-identity. By combining parts of the critical discourse analysis and the discourse theory formulated by Laclau and
Mouffe, I analyze a segment of the Swedish media discourse, constituted by newspaper articles published in Aftonbladet and Expressen during the months preceding and following the national elections of 2006 and 2010, respectively. The analysis shows that a distinction is being made between the included “us” and the marginalized “others”. SD is frequently stereotyped as a xenophobic right- wing extremist party constituting a minority threatening “our” shared values and beliefs. Accordingly, the articles also reflect a belief that SD are, and should be, excluded from ”our” political community. This alienation of SD in Swedish media both constitute exercises of power, and reflect the broader power relations between “us” and “them”. (Less)
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author
Gjønnes, Jon LU
supervisor
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STVK01 20102
year
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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keywords
Fremmedgjøring, identitet, Sverigedemokraterna, makt, diskursanalyse
language
Norwegian
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1749004
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2011-02-09 15:54:05
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  abstract     = {In September 2010, following the national elections, the Swedish Democrats (SD) made their entry in to the Swedish Parliament. Accordingly, many argued that the European right-wing trend had eventually reached Sweden. This thesis stems from the assumption that SD is being frequently alienated in Swedish media. On the 
basis of theories treating power and identity construction, I argue that the alienation of SD contributes to the creation and recreation of the identity of others, whereas we can establish our own positive self-identity. By combining parts of the critical discourse analysis and the discourse theory formulated by Laclau and 
Mouffe, I analyze a segment of the Swedish media discourse, constituted by newspaper articles published in Aftonbladet and Expressen during the months preceding and following the national elections of 2006 and 2010, respectively. The analysis shows that a distinction is being made between the included “us” and the marginalized “others”. SD is frequently stereotyped as a xenophobic right- wing extremist party constituting a minority threatening “our” shared values and beliefs. Accordingly, the articles also reflect a belief that SD are, and should be, excluded from ”our” political community. This alienation of SD in Swedish media both constitute exercises of power, and reflect the broader power relations between “us” and “them”.},
  author       = {Gjønnes, Jon},
  keyword      = {Fremmedgjøring,identitet,Sverigedemokraterna,makt,diskursanalyse},
  language     = {nor},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {"Fremmedgjorte fremmedgjørere" - SD som "de andre" i en svensk medial diskurs},
  year         = {2010},
}