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Skilsmässobarn och skilsmässoföräldrar i svensk media- En kvalitativ innehållsanalys om konstruktionen av skilsmässobarn och deras föräldrar i media

Beck, Frida LU (2017) SOPA63 20162
School of Social Work
Abstract
Abstract

Author: Frida Beck
Title: “Skilsmässobarn bär på en tung ryggsäck”
Supervisor: Mats Hilte
Assessor: Håkan Johansson


The aim of this study was to examine how social constructions of children to divorced parents appear in daily newspapers and evening papers. Furthermore this study also examined the difference in the social perception of the child and the parent. The selection of empirical data are news articles, debate articles and reports. This study was grounded in a social constructionist approach and the collected data was analyzed using encoding of thirteen newsarticles, debatearticles and commentarys. The coding was based from a qualitative content analysis, where the aim is to search for the meaning of the text.... (More)
Abstract

Author: Frida Beck
Title: “Skilsmässobarn bär på en tung ryggsäck”
Supervisor: Mats Hilte
Assessor: Håkan Johansson


The aim of this study was to examine how social constructions of children to divorced parents appear in daily newspapers and evening papers. Furthermore this study also examined the difference in the social perception of the child and the parent. The selection of empirical data are news articles, debate articles and reports. This study was grounded in a social constructionist approach and the collected data was analyzed using encoding of thirteen newsarticles, debatearticles and commentarys. The coding was based from a qualitative content analysis, where the aim is to search for the meaning of the text. The results show that media’s construct of a child to divorced parents is one of a very lonely child, who has been abandoned by the adult world. Therefore the conclusion is that children are often objectified while in contrast parents are shown to be subjective acting individuals. However, it is important to note that there is a difference of opinion among both scientists and journalists on how children should be described in the media. Where the dissenting opinion is that children should be seen as more subjective individuals who have the right to express their opinion on issues that concern them.

Keywords: Social construction, Media, Children, Divorced parents, Social constructionism, News article, Debate article, Commentary (Less)
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Beck, Frida LU
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SOPA63 20162
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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Keywords: Social construction, Media, Children, Divorced parents, Social constructionism, News article, Debate article, Commentary
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Swedish
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8901250
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Author: Frida Beck
Title: “Skilsmässobarn bär på en tung ryggsäck”
Supervisor: Mats Hilte
Assessor: Håkan Johansson


The aim of this study was to examine how social constructions of children to divorced parents appear in daily newspapers and evening papers. Furthermore this study also examined the difference in the social perception of the child and the parent. The selection of empirical data are news articles, debate articles and reports. This study was grounded in a social constructionist approach and the collected data was analyzed using encoding of thirteen newsarticles, debatearticles and commentarys. The coding was based from a qualitative content analysis, where the aim is to search for the meaning of the text. The results show that media’s construct of a child to divorced parents is one of a very lonely child, who has been abandoned by the adult world. Therefore the conclusion is that children are often objectified while in contrast parents are shown to be subjective acting individuals. However, it is important to note that there is a difference of opinion among both scientists and journalists on how children should be described in the media. Where the dissenting opinion is that children should be seen as more subjective individuals who have the right to express their opinion on issues that concern them.

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  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Skilsmässobarn och skilsmässoföräldrar i svensk media- En kvalitativ innehållsanalys om konstruktionen av skilsmässobarn och deras föräldrar i media},
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