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Vi och dom: En diskursanalys om medias framställning av missbrukare

Benjaminsson, Therese LU (2017) SOPA63 20162
School of Social Work
Abstract
Abstract

Title: We and them: A discourse analysis of the media`s representation of addicts.

Supervisor: Janicke Andersson

Author: Therese Benjaminsson

Assessor: Eva Palmblad

This study analyzed 14 different articles from Expressen and Aftonbladet from a time period between February 2015 and March 2016. By analyzing vocabulary, concepts, themes and content in general, three different discourses about addiction and drug-addicted persons in Sweden coud be found. The first discourse found was about the concept of crime and showed a clear picture of how the drug-addiction was linked to criminality and the criminal world. The second discourse found concerns exclusion. Life as an addict can not be combine with a regular family... (More)
Abstract

Title: We and them: A discourse analysis of the media`s representation of addicts.

Supervisor: Janicke Andersson

Author: Therese Benjaminsson

Assessor: Eva Palmblad

This study analyzed 14 different articles from Expressen and Aftonbladet from a time period between February 2015 and March 2016. By analyzing vocabulary, concepts, themes and content in general, three different discourses about addiction and drug-addicted persons in Sweden coud be found. The first discourse found was about the concept of crime and showed a clear picture of how the drug-addiction was linked to criminality and the criminal world. The second discourse found concerns exclusion. Life as an addict can not be combine with a regular family life, which is based on trust in each other, something that the addict can not offer because the only loyalty is to the drugs. The third and final discourse is about social legacy and the reason why people become addicts. Here is given a picture that the addiction iss due to mental health problems and often have a relationship with a bad childhood. Finally, one can also point out that half of the articles in this study have used former addicts or close relatives as sources, indicating that the discourses of addiction not only is created by a powerful elite of professional experts and authorities with a political agenda.
Keywords: Critical discourse analysis, socialconstructivism, media, newspaper article & addict. (Less)
Abstract (Swedish)
I denna studie har 14 olika artiklar från Expressen och Aftonbladet
analyserats. Artiklarna har publicerats mellan februari 2015 och mars 201
6. Genom att analysera ord, koncept, teman och innehåll generellt, har det hittats tre olika diskurser rörande missbruk och missbrukare i
Sverige. Den första diskursen som hittades handlade om kriminalitet och visade en klar bild av hur missbruk var förbundet med kriminalitet och den kriminella världen. Den andra diskursen som hittades handlade om utanförskap. Livet som missbrukare kan inte kombineras med ett vanligt familjeliv, som är baserad på förtroende och tillit till varandra, något som missbrukaren inte kan erbjuda eftersom hen bara är lojal mot sina drogar. Den tredje och sista diskursen... (More)
I denna studie har 14 olika artiklar från Expressen och Aftonbladet
analyserats. Artiklarna har publicerats mellan februari 2015 och mars 201
6. Genom att analysera ord, koncept, teman och innehåll generellt, har det hittats tre olika diskurser rörande missbruk och missbrukare i
Sverige. Den första diskursen som hittades handlade om kriminalitet och visade en klar bild av hur missbruk var förbundet med kriminalitet och den kriminella världen. Den andra diskursen som hittades handlade om utanförskap. Livet som missbrukare kan inte kombineras med ett vanligt familjeliv, som är baserad på förtroende och tillit till varandra, något som missbrukaren inte kan erbjuda eftersom hen bara är lojal mot sina drogar. Den tredje och sista diskursen som hittades handlar om hur det sociala arvet och en dålig barndom oftast är anledning till att folk hamnar i missbruk oftast genom att mentala hälsoproblem uppstår. Slutligen kan det också poängteras att hälften av de studerade artiklarna har använt tidigare missbrukare eller närstående till missbrukare som källor för intervju, och att diskurserna därmed inte enbart kan anses drivas av en maktfull elit av experter och myndighetspersoner (Less)
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Benjaminsson, Therese LU
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SOPA63 20162
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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media, Critical discourse analysis, socialconstructivism, newspaper article, addict, kritisk diskusanalys, socialkonstruktivism, tidningsartiklar, missbrukare
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Swedish
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8904617
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Title: We and them: A discourse analysis of the media`s representation of addicts. 

Supervisor: Janicke Andersson 

Author: Therese Benjaminsson

Assessor: Eva Palmblad

This study analyzed 14 different articles from Expressen and Aftonbladet from a time period between February 2015 and March 2016. By analyzing vocabulary, concepts, themes and content in general, three different discourses about addiction and drug-addicted persons in Sweden coud be found. The first discourse found was about the concept of crime and showed a clear picture of how the drug-addiction was linked to criminality and the criminal world. The second discourse found concerns exclusion. Life as an addict can not be combine with a regular family life, which is based on trust in each other, something that the addict can not offer because the only loyalty is to the drugs. The third and final discourse is about social legacy and the reason why people become addicts. Here is given a picture that the addiction iss due to mental health problems and often have a relationship with a bad childhood. Finally, one can also point out that half of the articles in this study have used former addicts or close relatives as sources, indicating that the discourses of addiction not only is created by a powerful elite of professional experts and authorities with a political agenda.
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