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Diskursiv diskriminering från ovan - En studie av politiska eliters retorik i 2002 och 2010 års svenska valrörelser

Skoglund Keiding, Anna LU (2013) STVK02 20131
Department of Political Science
Human Rights Studies
Abstract
The aim of this thesis is to investigate the features of the Swedish parliamentary parties’ immigration-discourse regarding discursive discrimination in the election campaigns of 2002 and 2010. Immigration-discourse here both includes what is said and written about different categories of immigrants and aspects of integration. This is approached from a critical discourse analytical perspective with a focus on Teun van Dijk’s theory about elite discourse and racism. The specific text analytical tools used are based on the typology discursive discrimination that is developed by Kristina Boréus. The typology consists of fours main concepts: (1) exclusion from discourse; (2) depreciation; (3) objectification; and (4) proposals pointing towards... (More)
The aim of this thesis is to investigate the features of the Swedish parliamentary parties’ immigration-discourse regarding discursive discrimination in the election campaigns of 2002 and 2010. Immigration-discourse here both includes what is said and written about different categories of immigrants and aspects of integration. This is approached from a critical discourse analytical perspective with a focus on Teun van Dijk’s theory about elite discourse and racism. The specific text analytical tools used are based on the typology discursive discrimination that is developed by Kristina Boréus. The typology consists of fours main concepts: (1) exclusion from discourse; (2) depreciation; (3) objectification; and (4) proposals pointing towards unfavourable non-linguistic treatment. The psychological distance to people that is created through othering is also analysed.
The results found are that between 2002 and 2010 refuge policies has taken a more central position in the discourse but is also in some aspects included in the discussions about integration that otherwise is dominating. Moreover, discursive discrimination of immigrants occurs in both election campaigns but has also changed over time. More specifically, in 2010 there are more examples of depreciation and proposals pointing towards unfavourable non-linguistic treatment. (Less)
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author
Skoglund Keiding, Anna LU
supervisor
organization
course
STVK02 20131
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Diskursiv diskriminering, politiska eliter, valrörelser, invandring, integration
language
Swedish
id
3798826
date added to LUP
2013-07-01 12:59:28
date last changed
2014-09-04 08:27:37
@misc{3798826,
  abstract     = {The aim of this thesis is to investigate the features of the Swedish parliamentary parties’ immigration-discourse regarding discursive discrimination in the election campaigns of 2002 and 2010. Immigration-discourse here both includes what is said and written about different categories of immigrants and aspects of integration. This is approached from a critical discourse analytical perspective with a focus on Teun van Dijk’s theory about elite discourse and racism. The specific text analytical tools used are based on the typology discursive discrimination that is developed by Kristina Boréus. The typology consists of fours main concepts: (1) exclusion from discourse; (2) depreciation; (3) objectification; and (4) proposals pointing towards unfavourable non-linguistic treatment. The psychological distance to people that is created through othering is also analysed. 
		The results found are that between 2002 and 2010 refuge policies has taken a more central position in the discourse but is also in some aspects included in the discussions about integration that otherwise is dominating. Moreover, discursive discrimination of immigrants occurs in both election campaigns but has also changed over time. More specifically, in 2010 there are more examples of depreciation and proposals pointing towards unfavourable non-linguistic treatment.},
  author       = {Skoglund Keiding, Anna},
  keyword      = {Diskursiv diskriminering,politiska eliter,valrörelser,invandring,integration},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Diskursiv diskriminering från ovan - En studie av politiska eliters retorik i 2002 och 2010 års svenska valrörelser},
  year         = {2013},
}