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Skildringar av en stad - en kritisk diskursanalys om Hisingen i Göteborg

Fridén, Cornelia LU (2017) SGEK02 20162
Department of Human Geography
Abstract
This thesis researches territorial stigmatisation in the context of urban renewal and state-led gentrification in Gothenburg. Focusing on post-industrial transformation in the geographical area of Hisingen, the thesis reaffirms the need for critical analyses of urban renewal. The thesis explores discourses about the district of Hisingen using Norman Fairclough’s model for critical discourse analysis. In analysing the production and reproduction of discourses found in newspaper articles and official documents from the municipality, the thesis emphasises an urgent need to rethink and reflect upon the image of place and force of urban change. The analysis highlights a discrepancy between stigmatising images of place and the lived experience... (More)
This thesis researches territorial stigmatisation in the context of urban renewal and state-led gentrification in Gothenburg. Focusing on post-industrial transformation in the geographical area of Hisingen, the thesis reaffirms the need for critical analyses of urban renewal. The thesis explores discourses about the district of Hisingen using Norman Fairclough’s model for critical discourse analysis. In analysing the production and reproduction of discourses found in newspaper articles and official documents from the municipality, the thesis emphasises an urgent need to rethink and reflect upon the image of place and force of urban change. The analysis highlights a discrepancy between stigmatising images of place and the lived experience of place, thereby demonstrating the limitations of stigmatising discourses. It is argued that the common discourse associated with Hisingen has facilitated interventions by the local state (municipal government) and a wholesale renewal of the area. It is concluded that territorial stigmatisation relocates the focus of state intervention from individuals to economic structures and the built environment, thus legitimating neglect of social dimensions of urban development. (Less)
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author
Fridén, Cornelia LU
supervisor
organization
course
SGEK02 20162
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
critical discourse analysis, state-led gentrification, gentrification, territorial stigmatisation, Gothenburg
language
Swedish
id
8905667
date added to LUP
2017-05-08 09:38:52
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2017-05-08 09:38:52
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  abstract     = {This thesis researches territorial stigmatisation in the context of urban renewal and state-led gentrification in Gothenburg. Focusing on post-industrial transformation in the geographical area of Hisingen, the thesis reaffirms the need for critical analyses of urban renewal. The thesis explores discourses about the district of Hisingen using Norman Fairclough’s model for critical discourse analysis. In analysing the production and reproduction of discourses found in newspaper articles and official documents from the municipality, the thesis emphasises an urgent need to rethink and reflect upon the image of place and force of urban change. The analysis highlights a discrepancy between stigmatising images of place and the lived experience of place, thereby demonstrating the limitations of stigmatising discourses. It is argued that the common discourse associated with Hisingen has facilitated interventions by the local state (municipal government) and a wholesale renewal of the area. It is concluded that territorial stigmatisation relocates the focus of state intervention from individuals to economic structures and the built environment, thus legitimating neglect of social dimensions of urban development.},
  author       = {Fridén, Cornelia},
  keyword      = {critical discourse analysis,state-led gentrification,gentrification,territorial stigmatisation,Gothenburg},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Skildringar av en stad - en kritisk diskursanalys om Hisingen i Göteborg},
  year         = {2017},
}