Skip to main content

LUP Student Papers

LUND UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES

Bilden av psykiskt funktionshindrade i mediedebatten - förespråkare och motståndare till ett nytt gruppboende

Nyman, Petra LU and Bogojevic, Biljana (2013) SOPA63 20122
School of Social Work
Abstract
The aim of this study was to see how a group home for mentally ill people was portrayed in a local newspaper debate about building a new home for mentally ill people in residential area. The research material found in the daily newspaper Helsingborgs Dagblad was both articles and debates. We selected the articles and debates (posts) that could answer our questions. We used text analysis and were inspired by discourse analysis methodology and a social constructionist perspective as theory. In the material we found that there were two different ways of debating and talking (discourses) about the group home, and also how the people with mental illness was portrayed. We did therefore divide the material in two discourses; one proponents... (More)
The aim of this study was to see how a group home for mentally ill people was portrayed in a local newspaper debate about building a new home for mentally ill people in residential area. The research material found in the daily newspaper Helsingborgs Dagblad was both articles and debates. We selected the articles and debates (posts) that could answer our questions. We used text analysis and were inspired by discourse analysis methodology and a social constructionist perspective as theory. In the material we found that there were two different ways of debating and talking (discourses) about the group home, and also how the people with mental illness was portrayed. We did therefore divide the material in two discourses; one proponents discourse and one opponents discourse. The key finding in the opponents discourse (mainly families) was that they were afraid something would happen to their children if they placed the group home for mentally ill persons in their area. They where not against the group home itself but the placement of it in their neighbourhood. In the proponents discourse (mainly officials and politicians from social services/social welfare board) they argued that the resistance was due to lack of knowledge and myths about people with mental illness since they meant that the people that would live there are not dangerous. (Less)
Please use this url to cite or link to this publication:
author
Nyman, Petra LU and Bogojevic, Biljana
supervisor
organization
course
SOPA63 20122
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
mental illness, group home, residential area, children, NIMBY
language
Swedish
id
3631585
date added to LUP
2013-04-11 16:15:46
date last changed
2013-04-11 16:15:46
@misc{3631585,
  abstract     = {The aim of this study was to see how a group home for mentally ill people was portrayed in a local newspaper debate about building a new home for mentally ill people in residential area. The research material found in the daily newspaper Helsingborgs Dagblad was both articles and debates. We selected the articles and debates (posts) that could answer our questions. We used text analysis and were inspired by discourse analysis methodology and a social constructionist perspective as theory. In the material we found that there were two different ways of debating and talking (discourses) about the group home, and also how the people with mental illness was portrayed. We did therefore divide the material in two discourses; one proponents discourse and one opponents discourse. The key finding in the opponents discourse (mainly families) was that they were afraid something would happen to their children if they placed the group home for mentally ill persons in their area. They where not against the group home itself but the placement of it in their neighbourhood. In the proponents discourse (mainly officials and politicians from social services/social welfare board) they argued that the resistance was due to lack of knowledge and myths about people with mental illness since they meant that the people that would live there are not dangerous.},
  author       = {Nyman, Petra and Bogojevic, Biljana},
  keyword      = {mental illness,group home,residential area,children,NIMBY},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Bilden av psykiskt funktionshindrade i mediedebatten - förespråkare och motståndare till ett nytt gruppboende},
  year         = {2013},
}