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Barnfattigdom, en begreppsfråga? - En diskursanalys av barnfattigdomsdebatten

Randau, Amalia LU and Granheimer, Tove LU (2013) SOPA63 20131
School of Social Work
Abstract
This paper is about the debate on child poverty in Sweden. The study is designed as a discourse analysis of editorials written after an audit program on Swedish TV, Uppdrag Granskning (Mission Review). The program was a critic for statistics and campaigns that child rights organizations have come out with current poor children in Sweden. The review was whether these data were incorrect or not and the reporter wanted to show that there were no poor children in Sweden. Our study deals with how various writers on the leader pages have reacted to the program and their position in the debate about how child poverty looks like in Sweden. We have, on the basis of discourse analysis, social constructionism and political ideologies analyzed how... (More)
This paper is about the debate on child poverty in Sweden. The study is designed as a discourse analysis of editorials written after an audit program on Swedish TV, Uppdrag Granskning (Mission Review). The program was a critic for statistics and campaigns that child rights organizations have come out with current poor children in Sweden. The review was whether these data were incorrect or not and the reporter wanted to show that there were no poor children in Sweden. Our study deals with how various writers on the leader pages have reacted to the program and their position in the debate about how child poverty looks like in Sweden. We have, on the basis of discourse analysis, social constructionism and political ideologies analyzed how these writers write about poverty, how the terms are used and what is different, and is common to the different sides in the debate. We have analyzed the constructions that form the basis of how writers write. We have come to the conclusion that what it's different in the debate is how to define who is poor and needs help from the society. Much of the debate is also about trust in the children's rights organizations and if their statistic can be trusted. Something in common that we could find in our articles was that everyone seemed to agree that society has a responsibility to ensure that no child should have to be poor in Sweden and that children in these situations are described as victims. (Less)
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author
Randau, Amalia LU and Granheimer, Tove LU
supervisor
organization
course
SOPA63 20131
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Child poverty, discourse analysis, editorials, media debate, poverty definitions, Sweden
language
Swedish
id
3813665
date added to LUP
2013-06-18 11:38:46
date last changed
2013-06-18 11:38:46
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  abstract     = {This paper is about the debate on child poverty in Sweden. The study is designed as a discourse analysis of editorials written after an audit program on Swedish TV, Uppdrag Granskning (Mission Review). The program was a critic for statistics and campaigns that child rights organizations have come out with current poor children in Sweden. The review was whether these data were incorrect or not and the reporter wanted to show that there were no poor children in Sweden. Our study deals with how various writers on the leader pages have reacted to the program and their position in the debate about how child poverty looks like in Sweden. We have, on the basis of discourse analysis, social constructionism and political ideologies analyzed how these writers write about poverty, how the terms are used and what is different, and is common to the different sides in the debate. We have analyzed the constructions that form the basis of how writers write. We have come to the conclusion that what it's different in the debate is how to define who is poor and needs help from the society. Much of the debate is also about trust in the children's rights organizations and if their statistic can be trusted. Something in common that we could find in our articles was that everyone seemed to agree that society has a responsibility to ensure that no child should have to be poor in Sweden and that children in these situations are described as victims.},
  author       = {Randau, Amalia and Granheimer, Tove},
  keyword      = {Child poverty,discourse analysis,editorials,media debate,poverty definitions,Sweden},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Barnfattigdom, en begreppsfråga? - En diskursanalys av barnfattigdomsdebatten},
  year         = {2013},
}