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Porträttering av våldtäktsstrukturen : en kritisk diskursanalys av Dagens Nyheters rapportering kring våldtäkt under 2013

Morell, Olivia LU (2014) MRSK30 20132
Human Rights Studies
Abstract
The purpose of this paper is to analyze the Swedish rape structure as it is depicted in recent news media coverage, through a examination of approximately 70 news articles published by the daily news paper Dagens Nyheter (DN) in 2013. This has been done through a variant of critical discourse analysis along with feminist theory and a few analytical concepts such as sensationalism, rape myth, victim blaming and pathologization. The first part of the analysis covers the production and consumption of the media coverage on rape in DN, while the other part focuses on the content and language in specific articles. The first part of the analysis shows that the image of the Swedish rape structure does not fully conform to the image that is... (More)
The purpose of this paper is to analyze the Swedish rape structure as it is depicted in recent news media coverage, through a examination of approximately 70 news articles published by the daily news paper Dagens Nyheter (DN) in 2013. This has been done through a variant of critical discourse analysis along with feminist theory and a few analytical concepts such as sensationalism, rape myth, victim blaming and pathologization. The first part of the analysis covers the production and consumption of the media coverage on rape in DN, while the other part focuses on the content and language in specific articles. The first part of the analysis shows that the image of the Swedish rape structure does not fully conform to the image that is presented in the reports by the Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention. Through the examination of the articles it is possible to identify a tendency toward sensationalism in Dagens Nyheter’s news coverage on rape. At the same time the outcome of the second part of the analysis shows that the DN coverage uses a rather neutral language, and that there is no explicit victim blaming or pathologization present in the examined articles. However, there is examples of formulation and detailed descriptions that can seem problematic concerning the view of the victim and perpetrator in relation to the prevalent rape structure and rape culture. In conclusion, the most central problem concerning the news coverage on rape in DN is the impact of the sensationalism on the production and consumption of the coverage on rape, and the misleading image of the rape structure that results from it. (Less)
Abstract (Swedish)
Syftet med denna uppsats är att analysera den svenska våldtäktsstrukturen som den skildras i aktuell nyhetsrapportering, genom en granskning av cirka 70 nyhetsartiklar publicerade av Dagens Nyheter (DN) under 2013. Detta har gjorts genom en variant av kritisk diskursanalys, tillsammans med feministisk teori och några analytiska begrepp som sensationalism, våldtäktsmyt, victim blaming och patologisering. I det första analysavsnittet behandlas produktionen och konsumtionen kring våldtäktsrapporteringen i DN, medan det andra avsnittet fokuserar på innehållet och språkbruket i specifika artiklar. Analysens första del visar att bilden av den svenska våldtäktsstrukturen som ges i nyhetsrapporteringen inte helt överensstämmer med den bild som... (More)
Syftet med denna uppsats är att analysera den svenska våldtäktsstrukturen som den skildras i aktuell nyhetsrapportering, genom en granskning av cirka 70 nyhetsartiklar publicerade av Dagens Nyheter (DN) under 2013. Detta har gjorts genom en variant av kritisk diskursanalys, tillsammans med feministisk teori och några analytiska begrepp som sensationalism, våldtäktsmyt, victim blaming och patologisering. I det första analysavsnittet behandlas produktionen och konsumtionen kring våldtäktsrapporteringen i DN, medan det andra avsnittet fokuserar på innehållet och språkbruket i specifika artiklar. Analysens första del visar att bilden av den svenska våldtäktsstrukturen som ges i nyhetsrapporteringen inte helt överensstämmer med den bild som presenteras i Brottsförebyggande rådets rapporter. Genom granskningen av artiklarna går det bland annat att urskilja tendenser till sensationalisering i Dagens Nyheters våldtäktsrapportering. Samtidigt visar resultatet av analysens andra del att DN:s nyhetsrapportering använder ett tämligen neutralt språkbruk, och att det inte förekommer någon uttrycklig victim blaming eller patologisering i de artiklar som granskats. Däremot förekommer vissa formuleringar och detaljbeskrivningar som kan tyckas problematiska i fråga om synen på offer och förövare i förhållande till rådande våldtäktsstruktur och våldtäktskultur. Sammanfattningsvis kan sägas att det mest centrala problemet med rapporteringen kring våldtäkt i DN är sensationaliseringens påverkan vad gäller produktionen och konsumtionen kring nyheter, och den missvisande bild av våldtäktsstrukturen som resulterar ur detta. (Less)
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Morell, Olivia LU
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MRSK30 20132
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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victim blaming, sensationalism, victim portrayal, rape culture, rape structure, media coverage, critical discourse analysis, feminist theory, Sexual crime, rape, pathologization, rape myth, Mänskliga rättigheter, Human rights
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Swedish
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4239506
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2014-03-10 09:30:09
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  author       = {Morell, Olivia},
  keyword      = {victim blaming,sensationalism,victim portrayal,rape culture,rape structure,media coverage,critical discourse analysis,feminist theory,Sexual crime,rape,pathologization,rape myth,Mänskliga rättigheter,Human rights},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Porträttering av våldtäktsstrukturen : en kritisk diskursanalys av Dagens Nyheters rapportering kring våldtäkt under 2013},
  year         = {2014},
}