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Nybyggarna, skildringen av hemlösa i en dokumentärserie

Wessman, Caroline LU (2013) SOPA63 20122
School of Social Work
Abstract
This study investigates how the homeless people are portrayed in the Swedish documentary TV-series Nybyggarna. This is made through a power perspective because power can be found in most human relations. All the eight episodes of the series were analyzed qualitatively through a discourse analysis with focus on the speech. The main results of the study are that the homeless people in the series are constructed as victims in their relation to the host as well as in their relation to drugs. At the same time the roles can also be turned with the host or the drug as the victim in relation to the homeless person. The series seems to be about something more than building homes for homeless people. It also seems to be about their low... (More)
This study investigates how the homeless people are portrayed in the Swedish documentary TV-series Nybyggarna. This is made through a power perspective because power can be found in most human relations. All the eight episodes of the series were analyzed qualitatively through a discourse analysis with focus on the speech. The main results of the study are that the homeless people in the series are constructed as victims in their relation to the host as well as in their relation to drugs. At the same time the roles can also be turned with the host or the drug as the victim in relation to the homeless person. The series seems to be about something more than building homes for homeless people. It also seems to be about their low self-confidence they also long for affirmation and to feel solidarity with other people. (Less)
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author
Wessman, Caroline LU
supervisor
organization
course
SOPA63 20122
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
power, victim, homeless, addiction, relations
language
Swedish
id
3410376
date added to LUP
2013-01-28 18:16:27
date last changed
2013-02-05 06:09:34
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  abstract     = {This study investigates how the homeless people are portrayed in the Swedish documentary TV-series Nybyggarna. This is made through a power perspective because power can be found in most human relations. All the eight episodes of the series were analyzed qualitatively through a discourse analysis with focus on the speech. The main results of the study are that the homeless people in the series are constructed as victims in their relation to the host as well as in their relation to drugs. At the same time the roles can also be turned with the host or the drug as the victim in relation to the homeless person. The series seems to be about something more than building homes for homeless people. It also seems to be about their low self-confidence they also long for affirmation and to feel solidarity with other people.},
  author       = {Wessman, Caroline},
  keyword      = {power,victim,homeless,addiction,relations},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Nybyggarna, skildringen av hemlösa i en dokumentärserie},
  year         = {2013},
}