Advanced

Lesbisk och (o)trygg. En kritisk diskursanalys över mediediskursen i Sydafrika utifrån fallet Duduzile Zozo

Dahlberg, Maria LU (2016) STVK02 20152
Department of Political Science
Abstract
This paper highlights the news media's reflection of the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi, trans) -people in South Africa. Although South Africa in 1994 implemented a protection in the Constitution against discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation it is constantly reported on violence and harassment against LGBT- persons. Given that previous research highlights the causal factors such as South Africa's history of institutionalized racism, patriarchy culture and segregation, I wanted to find out whether there may be other underlying factors.
   I therefor looked at the state of media discourse to see if I could find patterns and common themes regarding LGBT- persons. I focused on one case, the corrective rape of the lesbian girl Duduzile Zozo.... (More)
This paper highlights the news media's reflection of the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi, trans) -people in South Africa. Although South Africa in 1994 implemented a protection in the Constitution against discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation it is constantly reported on violence and harassment against LGBT- persons. Given that previous research highlights the causal factors such as South Africa's history of institutionalized racism, patriarchy culture and segregation, I wanted to find out whether there may be other underlying factors.
   I therefor looked at the state of media discourse to see if I could find patterns and common themes regarding LGBT- persons. I focused on one case, the corrective rape of the lesbian girl Duduzile Zozo. With the help of critical discourse analysis and Faircloughs three-dimensional model, I have analyzed the following major newspapers; The Mail & Guardian, The Star, The Sunday Times and News24. My results shows that the papers did have a common discourse regarding LGBT-persons and in the reporting of Duduzile Zozo. The results also shows that newspapers with many readers share common values; they all want to work against discrimination of LGBT-persons and maintain a supportive attitude towards LGBT-persons in their discourse. (Less)
Please use this url to cite or link to this publication:
author
Dahlberg, Maria LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
En kritisk diskursanalys över mediediskursen i Sydafrika utifrån fallet Duduzile Zozo
course
STVK02 20152
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
diskursanalys, CDA, Sydafrika, Fairclough, corrective rape, gay, hbqt
language
Swedish
id
8514294
date added to LUP
2016-02-02 13:49:07
date last changed
2016-02-02 13:49:07
@misc{8514294,
  abstract     = {This paper highlights the news media's reflection of the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi, trans) -people in South Africa. Although South Africa in 1994 implemented a protection in the Constitution against discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation it is constantly reported on violence and harassment against LGBT- persons. Given that previous research highlights the causal factors such as South Africa's history of institutionalized racism, patriarchy culture and segregation, I wanted to find out whether there may be other underlying factors.
   I therefor looked at the state of media discourse to see if I could find patterns and common themes regarding LGBT- persons. I focused on one case, the corrective rape of the lesbian girl Duduzile Zozo. With the help of critical discourse analysis and Faircloughs three-dimensional model, I have analyzed the following major newspapers; The Mail & Guardian, The Star, The Sunday Times and News24. My results shows that the papers did have a common discourse regarding LGBT-persons and in the reporting of Duduzile Zozo. The results also shows that newspapers with many readers share common values; they all want to work against discrimination of LGBT-persons and maintain a supportive attitude towards LGBT-persons in their discourse.},
  author       = {Dahlberg, Maria},
  keyword      = {diskursanalys,CDA,Sydafrika,Fairclough,corrective rape,gay,hbqt},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Lesbisk och (o)trygg. En kritisk diskursanalys över mediediskursen i Sydafrika utifrån fallet Duduzile Zozo},
  year         = {2016},
}