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Löperska på löpet- En studie av identitetskonstruktioner

Holm Strandqvist, Amanda LU (2014) STVK02 20132
Department of Political Science
Human Rights Studies
Abstract
The purpose of this essay is to look into how collective identities are constructed and rapidly shifts in the discourse of Abeba Aregawi winning the gold medal for Sweden in the World Championship in Moscow 2013. To investigate how two opposing identities are being constructed I apply discourse analysis and the thesis of Torben Bech Dyrberg on my case. The essence of Dyrbergs theory is that identities are constructed through the logics of difference and equivalence (1997). My conclusion is that two different identities are created in the discourse and that Aregawi shifts between the two. The first is the foreign identity, which is constructed as an opposite to the other identity, the Swedish. Characteristics for the foreign identity in... (More)
The purpose of this essay is to look into how collective identities are constructed and rapidly shifts in the discourse of Abeba Aregawi winning the gold medal for Sweden in the World Championship in Moscow 2013. To investigate how two opposing identities are being constructed I apply discourse analysis and the thesis of Torben Bech Dyrberg on my case. The essence of Dyrbergs theory is that identities are constructed through the logics of difference and equivalence (1997). My conclusion is that two different identities are created in the discourse and that Aregawi shifts between the two. The first is the foreign identity, which is constructed as an opposite to the other identity, the Swedish. Characteristics for the foreign identity in this discourse are religion, against homosexuality, non-individualistic, origin (birthplace) and that they don’t speak Swedish. The Swedish identity gets a meaning through the equivalence chain of individualism, equal sexual rights, the freedom of expressing ones thoughts and secularity. My result is that the Swedish identity is created contrasting to the foreign and that these might be taken for granted and therefore be institutionalized in the future. (Less)
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author
Holm Strandqvist, Amanda LU
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organization
course
STVK02 20132
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
diskursanalys, identitet, ekvivalens, Dyrberg, Abeba Aregawi
language
Swedish
id
4228890
date added to LUP
2014-02-04 18:47:07
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2014-09-04 08:27:44
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  abstract     = {The purpose of this essay is to look into how collective identities are constructed and rapidly shifts in the discourse of Abeba Aregawi winning the gold medal for Sweden in the World Championship in Moscow 2013. To investigate how two opposing identities are being constructed I apply discourse analysis and the thesis of Torben Bech Dyrberg on my case. The essence of Dyrbergs theory is that identities are constructed through the logics of difference and equivalence (1997). My conclusion is that two different identities are created in the discourse and that Aregawi shifts between the two. The first is the foreign identity, which is constructed as an opposite to the other identity, the Swedish. Characteristics for the foreign identity in this discourse are religion, against homosexuality, non-individualistic, origin (birthplace) and that they don’t speak Swedish. The Swedish identity gets a meaning through the equivalence chain of individualism, equal sexual rights, the freedom of expressing ones thoughts and secularity. My result is that the Swedish identity is created contrasting to the foreign and that these might be taken for granted and therefore be institutionalized in the future.},
  author       = {Holm Strandqvist, Amanda},
  keyword      = {diskursanalys,identitet,ekvivalens,Dyrberg,Abeba Aregawi},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Löperska på löpet- En studie av identitetskonstruktioner},
  year         = {2014},
}