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Konstruktioner av de posit(h)iva - En kritisk diskursanalys av den svenska HIV-debatten

Christensson, Anna LU and Grant, Hannah LU (2013) SOPA63 20122
School of Social Work
Abstract
Constructions of the posit(h)ive - a critical discourse analysis of the HIV debate in Sweden

The aim of this study was to examine how newspapers in Sweden contribute to construct the HIV-positive subject and categorize people living with HIV. Due to the international critique against the Swedish HIV legislation, a debate has taken place concerning responsibilities put on people living with HIV. The main critique against the Swedish legislation has been the counterproductive effects of disclosure laws, which are believed to create stigma and marginalisation for HIV-positive people without diminishing the spread of the virus. This study is based on 71 articles concerning HIV, published in five of the major Swedish newspapers during the... (More)
Constructions of the posit(h)ive - a critical discourse analysis of the HIV debate in Sweden

The aim of this study was to examine how newspapers in Sweden contribute to construct the HIV-positive subject and categorize people living with HIV. Due to the international critique against the Swedish HIV legislation, a debate has taken place concerning responsibilities put on people living with HIV. The main critique against the Swedish legislation has been the counterproductive effects of disclosure laws, which are believed to create stigma and marginalisation for HIV-positive people without diminishing the spread of the virus. This study is based on 71 articles concerning HIV, published in five of the major Swedish newspapers during the years 2011-2012. We used Norman Faircloughs three-dimensional approach on critical discourse analysis, as both method and as theory, which includes the study of discourse as text, discourse practice and social practice. We also used theories pdfpertaining to social categorization. In the corpus three main discourses were identified, discourses about (de)criminalization, responsibility and guilt. We found that the subject positions for people living with HIV tend to vary depending on discourse, as the subject positions are both identified as victims of social stigmatization and perpetrators due to criminalization. (Less)
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author
Christensson, Anna LU and Grant, Hannah LU
supervisor
organization
course
SOPA63 20122
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
HIV, Critical discourse analysis, social stigmatization, criminalization, disclosure laws
language
Swedish
id
3410084
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2013-01-25 16:57:28
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  abstract     = {Constructions of the posit(h)ive - a critical discourse analysis of the HIV debate in Sweden

The aim of this study was to examine how newspapers in Sweden contribute to construct the HIV-positive subject and categorize people living with HIV. Due to the international critique against the Swedish HIV legislation, a debate has taken place concerning responsibilities put on people living with HIV. The main critique against the Swedish legislation has been the counterproductive effects of disclosure laws, which are believed to create stigma and marginalisation for HIV-positive people without diminishing the spread of the virus. This study is based on 71 articles concerning HIV, published in five of the major Swedish newspapers during the years 2011-2012. We used Norman Faircloughs three-dimensional approach on critical discourse analysis, as both method and as theory, which includes the study of discourse as text, discourse practice and social practice. We also used theories pdfpertaining to social categorization. In the corpus three main discourses were identified, discourses about (de)criminalization, responsibility and guilt. We found that the subject positions for people living with HIV tend to vary depending on discourse, as the subject positions are both identified as victims of social stigmatization and perpetrators due to criminalization.},
  author       = {Christensson, Anna and Grant, Hannah},
  keyword      = {HIV,Critical discourse analysis,social stigmatization,criminalization,disclosure laws},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Konstruktioner av de posit(h)iva - En kritisk diskursanalys av den svenska HIV-debatten},
  year         = {2013},
}