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I Need A Hero - En diskursanalys på Fox News framställning av Bradley Manning

Tapani, Charlotte LU (2012) MRSK30 20121
Human Rights Studies
Abstract
Bradley Manning is accused of the biggest leak of classified documents in the Unites States history. Some call him a traitor, others a hero. The purpose of this thesis is to examine through discourse analysis how Fox News, as the leading news channel in America, portrays him. I will use theories of heroism presented by Jesse Graham, Jonathan Haidt and Sara E Rimm-Kaufman to see how the image of a hero is created in the political discourse. Further I will use Elisabeth Anker’s theory of the melodramatic discourse to identify how it creates a distinction between good and evil. Finally, the concept of patriotism constructed by Shamsul M. Haques will be presented as a complement to the theories of heroism and the melodramatic discourse. By... (More)
Bradley Manning is accused of the biggest leak of classified documents in the Unites States history. Some call him a traitor, others a hero. The purpose of this thesis is to examine through discourse analysis how Fox News, as the leading news channel in America, portrays him. I will use theories of heroism presented by Jesse Graham, Jonathan Haidt and Sara E Rimm-Kaufman to see how the image of a hero is created in the political discourse. Further I will use Elisabeth Anker’s theory of the melodramatic discourse to identify how it creates a distinction between good and evil. Finally, the concept of patriotism constructed by Shamsul M. Haques will be presented as a complement to the theories of heroism and the melodramatic discourse. By searching for patterns of those theories and concept I will find that the portrayal of Bradley Manning is subjectively presented and produced by Fox News. (Less)
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author
Tapani, Charlotte LU
supervisor
organization
course
MRSK30 20121
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Melodramatisk diskurs, Heroism, Bradley Manning, Fox News, Patriotism, mänskliga rättigheter, human rights
language
Swedish
id
2596901
date added to LUP
2012-09-25 14:16:49
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2014-09-04 08:27:39
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  abstract     = {Bradley Manning is accused of the biggest leak of classified documents in the Unites States history. Some call him a traitor, others a hero. The purpose of this thesis is to examine through discourse analysis how Fox News, as the leading news channel in America, portrays him. I will use theories of heroism presented by Jesse Graham, Jonathan Haidt and Sara E Rimm-Kaufman to see how the image of a hero is created in the political discourse. Further I will use Elisabeth Anker’s theory of the melodramatic discourse to identify how it creates a distinction between good and evil. Finally, the concept of patriotism constructed by Shamsul M. Haques will be presented as a complement to the theories of heroism and the melodramatic discourse. By searching for patterns of those theories and concept I will find that the portrayal of Bradley Manning is subjectively presented and produced by Fox News.},
  author       = {Tapani, Charlotte},
  keyword      = {Melodramatisk diskurs,Heroism,Bradley Manning,Fox News,Patriotism,mänskliga rättigheter,human rights},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {I Need A Hero - En diskursanalys på Fox News framställning av Bradley Manning},
  year         = {2012},
}