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Limhamnskravallerna - en studie om maktdiskurser kring nyhetsrapportering

Berlage, Klara Martina LU (2015) GNVK01 20142
Department of Gender Studies
Abstract
This study examines how media perceptions of violence in demonstrations uphold status quo, and
perceive conceptions about antifascist demonstrants, as well as the police. The methodological approach
consisted of a case study along with Norman Faircloughs three dimensional model for performing a
critical discourse analysis. The material used in the thesis dwells on seventeen articles from four different
newspapers about a violent demonstration against a swedish racist party on the 23rd of august 2014 in
Limhamn, Malmö, Sweden. In the analysis, it is shown that especially mass media can be seen as having
a great influence on the way in which potentially aggressive demonstrants on the one hand, and violent
police forces on the other,... (More)
This study examines how media perceptions of violence in demonstrations uphold status quo, and
perceive conceptions about antifascist demonstrants, as well as the police. The methodological approach
consisted of a case study along with Norman Faircloughs three dimensional model for performing a
critical discourse analysis. The material used in the thesis dwells on seventeen articles from four different
newspapers about a violent demonstration against a swedish racist party on the 23rd of august 2014 in
Limhamn, Malmö, Sweden. In the analysis, it is shown that especially mass media can be seen as having
a great influence on the way in which potentially aggressive demonstrants on the one hand, and violent
police forces on the other, are treated in public discussions. Demonstrants tend in this debate to be pushed
into exclusion where it can be difficult to be heard, while violent police are pictured as individuals under
pressure. Thereby, this study concludes that media perceptions can be seen as an important method of
public opinion polling, and one of the most important pillars for status quo to maintain. (Less)
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author
Berlage, Klara Martina LU
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course
GNVK01 20142
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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keywords
case study, critical discourse analysis, demonstration, media perception, status quo, violence, police fallstudie, kritisk diskursanalys, mediaframställning, våld, polis
language
Swedish
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5010679
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2015-02-25 13:58:51
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  abstract     = {This study examines how media perceptions of violence in demonstrations uphold status quo, and
perceive conceptions about antifascist demonstrants, as well as the police. The methodological approach
consisted of a case study along with Norman Faircloughs three dimensional model for performing a
critical discourse analysis. The material used in the thesis dwells on seventeen articles from four different
newspapers about a violent demonstration against a swedish racist party on the 23rd of august 2014 in
Limhamn, Malmö, Sweden. In the analysis, it is shown that especially mass media can be seen as having
a great influence on the way in which potentially aggressive demonstrants on the one hand, and violent
police forces on the other, are treated in public discussions. Demonstrants tend in this debate to be pushed
into exclusion where it can be difficult to be heard, while violent police are pictured as individuals under
pressure. Thereby, this study concludes that media perceptions can be seen as an important method of
public opinion polling, and one of the most important pillars for status quo to maintain.},
  author       = {Berlage, Klara Martina},
  keyword      = {case study,critical discourse analysis,demonstration,media perception,status quo,violence,police fallstudie,kritisk diskursanalys,mediaframställning,våld,polis},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Limhamnskravallerna - en studie om maktdiskurser kring nyhetsrapportering},
  year         = {2015},
}