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Debatten om Sprutbytet i Svensk Dagspress - i sökandet av ett brukarperspektiv

Jansson, Staffan LU and Ekheim, Therese LU (2013) SOPA63 20122
School of Social Work
Abstract
Author: Therese Ekheim and Staffan Jansson
Title: The needle syringe debate in Swedish newspaper – in search of a user perspective. [Translated title]
Supervisor: Frans Oddner
Assessor: Mats Hilte

The aim of this study was to examine how syringe drug users are produced in Swedish newspaper in the needle exchange debate. More specifically its aim was to identify how the user perspective is given a certain space and study the consequences the petitions of the drug users could give and to see if there was any differences in how the drug user were explored depending on whether one is for or against syringe exchange, or if one is ambivalent in their arguments. As the study was based on a discourse analysis we only studied articles about... (More)
Author: Therese Ekheim and Staffan Jansson
Title: The needle syringe debate in Swedish newspaper – in search of a user perspective. [Translated title]
Supervisor: Frans Oddner
Assessor: Mats Hilte

The aim of this study was to examine how syringe drug users are produced in Swedish newspaper in the needle exchange debate. More specifically its aim was to identify how the user perspective is given a certain space and study the consequences the petitions of the drug users could give and to see if there was any differences in how the drug user were explored depending on whether one is for or against syringe exchange, or if one is ambivalent in their arguments. As the study was based on a discourse analysis we only studied articles about the needle exchange debate. The aim with our method was to found the patterns in the statements about the debate on syringe exchange that was written in the articles seeing from a user perspective. We selected articles from newspapers from Sweden’s three largest cities. We found that the user perspective was missing in the most of the articles, and that the production of the users was different depending on what the articles were focusing on. The most articles had their focus on the location of the needle syringe program and the effects of the use of drugs such as infection, which are two debated areas that had a negative image of the drug users. All the articles besides two didn’t have any focus on the user perspective, which is a kind of stigma. The drug users is already a group of people that mostly are standing outside our society, and by not mention the group or mention the group in a negative image is a result of stigma. Media has power in a way that they are choosing what they want to publish and also how they decide to illustrate something, which we could see in which way the drug users were illustrated in the articles. (Less)
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author
Jansson, Staffan LU and Ekheim, Therese LU
supervisor
organization
course
SOPA63 20122
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
syringe drug users, needle exchange debate, discourse analysis, stigma, media
language
Swedish
id
3364931
date added to LUP
2013-01-25 15:02:45
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2013-01-25 15:02:45
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  abstract     = {Author: Therese Ekheim and Staffan Jansson
Title: The needle syringe debate in Swedish newspaper – in search of a user perspective. [Translated title]
Supervisor: Frans Oddner
Assessor: Mats Hilte

The aim of this study was to examine how syringe drug users are produced in Swedish newspaper in the needle exchange debate. More specifically its aim was to identify how the user perspective is given a certain space and study the consequences the petitions of the drug users could give and to see if there was any differences in how the drug user were explored depending on whether one is for or against syringe exchange, or if one is ambivalent in their arguments. As the study was based on a discourse analysis we only studied articles about the needle exchange debate. The aim with our method was to found the patterns in the statements about the debate on syringe exchange that was written in the articles seeing from a user perspective. We selected articles from newspapers from Sweden’s three largest cities. We found that the user perspective was missing in the most of the articles, and that the production of the users was different depending on what the articles were focusing on. The most articles had their focus on the location of the needle syringe program and the effects of the use of drugs such as infection, which are two debated areas that had a negative image of the drug users. All the articles besides two didn’t have any focus on the user perspective, which is a kind of stigma. The drug users is already a group of people that mostly are standing outside our society, and by not mention the group or mention the group in a negative image is a result of stigma. Media has power in a way that they are choosing what they want to publish and also how they decide to illustrate something, which we could see in which way the drug users were illustrated in the articles.},
  author       = {Jansson, Staffan and Ekheim, Therese},
  keyword      = {syringe drug users,needle exchange debate,discourse analysis,stigma,media},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Debatten om Sprutbytet i Svensk Dagspress - i sökandet av ett brukarperspektiv},
  year         = {2013},
}