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Ensamkommande flyktingbarn - En kritisk diskursanalys om framställningen av ensamkommande flyktingbarn i svenska kvällstidningar

Ibisi, Gzim LU and Osman, Kalid LU (2016) SOPA63 20152
School of Social Work
Abstract
The aim of this study was to analyse the discourse about unaccompanied asylum-seeking minors from two major newspapers in Sweden. More specifically its aim was to critically analyse which types of discourses on unaccompanied asylum-seeking minors appear in the news articles published in the last 5 years by the two major evening newspapers Aftonbladet and Expressen. The study was based on the critical discourse analysis by Norman Fairclough and the variety consisted of 15 news articles from each of the two newspapers. Two crucial discourses were identified in the study, and these were the discourse of resources and the discourse of “us” and “them”. The discourse of resources frequently refers to and mentions expences and resources, while... (More)
The aim of this study was to analyse the discourse about unaccompanied asylum-seeking minors from two major newspapers in Sweden. More specifically its aim was to critically analyse which types of discourses on unaccompanied asylum-seeking minors appear in the news articles published in the last 5 years by the two major evening newspapers Aftonbladet and Expressen. The study was based on the critical discourse analysis by Norman Fairclough and the variety consisted of 15 news articles from each of the two newspapers. Two crucial discourses were identified in the study, and these were the discourse of resources and the discourse of “us” and “them”. The discourse of resources frequently refers to and mentions expences and resources, while the discourse of “us” and “them” mentions differences between the unaccompanied asylum-seeking minors and other citizens in Sweden. The outcome of this study showed that the two newspapers tend to write differently from one another on some points, and more alike on other points, they were especially more alike in the newer articles. In conclusion, the two newspapers’ way of writing about the unaccompanied asylum-seeking minors is essential in the sense that a large number of consumers of these two major newspapers are being briefed on a daily basis about the subject. Therefore we want to elucidate the power that the newspapers possess in order to affect people’s views and attitudes towards important issues in our society. We also want to enlighten the relevance of this study for the social work. Our aim is to generate better understanding for unaccmopanied asylum seeking minors in order to improve the work of recepting this group of people into the Swedish society. (Less)
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Ibisi, Gzim LU and Osman, Kalid LU
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SOPA63 20152
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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Ensamkommande, flyktingbarn, kritisk diskursanalys, media, tidningsartiklar
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Swedish
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8566623
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  abstract     = {The aim of this study was to analyse the discourse about unaccompanied asylum-seeking minors from two major newspapers in Sweden. More specifically its aim was to critically analyse which types of discourses on unaccompanied asylum-seeking minors appear in the news articles published in the last 5 years by the two major evening newspapers Aftonbladet and Expressen. The study was based on the critical discourse analysis by Norman Fairclough and the variety consisted of 15 news articles from each of the two newspapers. Two crucial discourses were identified in the study, and these were the discourse of resources and the discourse of “us” and “them”. The discourse of resources frequently refers to and mentions expences and resources, while the discourse of “us” and “them” mentions differences between the unaccompanied asylum-seeking minors and other citizens in Sweden. The outcome of this study showed that the two newspapers tend to write differently from one another on some points, and more alike on other points, they were especially more alike in the newer articles. In conclusion, the two newspapers’ way of writing about the unaccompanied asylum-seeking minors is essential in the sense that a large number of consumers of these two major newspapers are being briefed on a daily basis about the subject. Therefore we want to elucidate the power that the newspapers possess in order to affect people’s views and attitudes towards important issues in our society. We also want to enlighten the relevance of this study for the social work. Our aim is to generate better understanding for unaccmopanied asylum seeking minors in order to improve the work of recepting this group of people into the Swedish society.},
  author       = {Ibisi, Gzim and Osman, Kalid},
  keyword      = {Ensamkommande,flyktingbarn,kritisk diskursanalys,media,tidningsartiklar},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Ensamkommande flyktingbarn - En kritisk diskursanalys om framställningen av ensamkommande flyktingbarn i svenska kvällstidningar},
  year         = {2016},
}