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Flyktingkris i den svenska dagspressen

Elfwering, Olof LU (2016) STVM25 20161
Department of Political Science
Abstract
The Swedish word flyktingkris, comparable to the German word flüchtlingskrise and the English term refugee crisis, used to denote some distant tragedy befalling desperate people. But that meaning changed as it became the predominant word to describe the increased influx of refugees to Europe in 2015. As the media directed its attention to the situation, the number of articles in Swedish newspapers that mentioned the word went from a maximum of 60 per month before 2015 to 5 004 in the month of September that year. As this happened the very concept connected to the word developed into something else. This thesis focuses on this conceptual development by looking at articles in Swedish newspapers. The backbone of the theory and general... (More)
The Swedish word flyktingkris, comparable to the German word flüchtlingskrise and the English term refugee crisis, used to denote some distant tragedy befalling desperate people. But that meaning changed as it became the predominant word to describe the increased influx of refugees to Europe in 2015. As the media directed its attention to the situation, the number of articles in Swedish newspapers that mentioned the word went from a maximum of 60 per month before 2015 to 5 004 in the month of September that year. As this happened the very concept connected to the word developed into something else. This thesis focuses on this conceptual development by looking at articles in Swedish newspapers. The backbone of the theory and general approach is borrowed from the German school of conceptual history (Begriffsgeschichte). But due to the contemporary nature of the analysis and the extensive number of articles with decent metadata, a more quantitative methodology is used. (Less)
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author
Elfwering, Olof LU
supervisor
organization
course
STVM25 20161
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Begreppsförskjutning, Begreppshistoria, Flyktingkris, Flyktinginvandring, Migrationspolitik
language
Swedish
id
8873153
date added to LUP
2016-06-17 12:32:54
date last changed
2016-06-17 12:32:54
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  abstract     = {The Swedish word flyktingkris, comparable to the German word flüchtlingskrise and the English term refugee crisis, used to denote some distant tragedy befalling desperate people. But that meaning changed as it became the predominant word to describe the increased influx of refugees to Europe in 2015. As the media directed its attention to the situation, the number of articles in Swedish newspapers that mentioned the word went from a maximum of 60 per month before 2015 to 5 004 in the month of September that year. As this happened the very concept connected to the word developed into something else. This thesis focuses on this conceptual development by looking at articles in Swedish newspapers. The backbone of the theory and general approach is borrowed from the German school of conceptual history (Begriffsgeschichte). But due to the contemporary nature of the analysis and the extensive number of articles with decent metadata, a more quantitative methodology is used.},
  author       = {Elfwering, Olof},
  keyword      = {Begreppsförskjutning,Begreppshistoria,Flyktingkris,Flyktinginvandring,Migrationspolitik},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Flyktingkris i den svenska dagspressen},
  year         = {2016},
}