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Om att osynliggöra kvinnorna i revolutionens nav

Iskra, Diana LU (2013) STVK02 20122
Department of Political Science
Abstract
The revolution in Egypt in the spring of 2011 gathered tens of thousands of people demonstrating. According to UN Women, among others, were women and men equal as activists in Egypt and elsewhere in the Arab Spring. I wondered who was designated as a protester in Swedish media portrayal of the Egyptian revolution. Despite reports that women and men stood side by side and were similar activists in the revolution, I got the impression that women did not come to speak in Swedish media. I want to do an analysis of how women are portrayed in the reporting on the revolution in Egypt. In this analysis I use postcolonial feminist theory and discourse analytic methodology.
My analysis makes it clear that Dagens Nyheter and Svenska Dagbladet, in... (More)
The revolution in Egypt in the spring of 2011 gathered tens of thousands of people demonstrating. According to UN Women, among others, were women and men equal as activists in Egypt and elsewhere in the Arab Spring. I wondered who was designated as a protester in Swedish media portrayal of the Egyptian revolution. Despite reports that women and men stood side by side and were similar activists in the revolution, I got the impression that women did not come to speak in Swedish media. I want to do an analysis of how women are portrayed in the reporting on the revolution in Egypt. In this analysis I use postcolonial feminist theory and discourse analytic methodology.
My analysis makes it clear that Dagens Nyheter and Svenska Dagbladet, in their role as opinion leaders, influence the political agenda and the image of the political world with a patriarchal gender power structure and postcolonial knowledge production. Thus does this essay, of women in the Egyptian revolution first week, a double critique: a feminist critique with a focus on gender and postcolonial critic focused on a critique of colonialism.
Making women as invisible political subjects spread through the media. The consequence was that only men were perceived as active in political processes and that they passively followed in social events. The image is affecting attitudes about women's political role in Eygypten but even in countries far away as Sweden. (Less)
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author
Iskra, Diana LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
En textanalys av hur kvinnor skildras i rapporteringen om den Egyptiska revolutionen
course
STVK02 20122
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
postkolonial feminism, diskursiv diskriminering, den Egyptiska revolutionen, opinionsbildning, epistemologiskt våld
language
Swedish
id
3358027
date added to LUP
2013-02-05 14:34:02
date last changed
2013-02-05 14:34:02
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  abstract     = {The revolution in Egypt in the spring of 2011 gathered tens of thousands of people demonstrating. According to UN Women, among others, were women and men equal as activists in Egypt and elsewhere in the Arab Spring. I wondered who was designated as a protester in Swedish media portrayal of the Egyptian revolution. Despite reports that women and men stood side by side and were similar activists in the revolution, I got the impression that women did not come to speak in Swedish media. I want to do an analysis of how women are portrayed in the reporting on the revolution in Egypt. In this analysis I use postcolonial feminist theory and discourse analytic methodology.
	My analysis makes it clear that Dagens Nyheter and Svenska Dagbladet, in their role as opinion leaders, influence the political agenda and the image of the political world with a patriarchal gender power structure and postcolonial knowledge production. Thus does this essay, of women in the Egyptian revolution first week, a double critique: a feminist critique with a focus on gender and postcolonial critic focused on a critique of colonialism.
	Making women as invisible political subjects spread through the media. The consequence was that only men were perceived as active in political processes and that they passively followed in social events. The image is affecting attitudes about women's political role in Eygypten but even in countries far away as Sweden.},
  author       = {Iskra, Diana},
  keyword      = {postkolonial feminism,diskursiv diskriminering,den Egyptiska revolutionen,opinionsbildning,epistemologiskt våld},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Om att osynliggöra kvinnorna i revolutionens nav},
  year         = {2013},
}