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”Har du funderat på att göra slut på dig själv?” : En granskning av diskursen kring pedofili på Flashback Forum

Amjed Sabri, Lina LU and Ashouri Taluki, Jasmin LU (2017) SOPA63 20171
School of Social Work
Abstract
In this essay we have reviewed the discourse on pedophilia at the Flashback forum. Flashback forum is an online forum which has a subforum where individuals can discuss anything related to different topics, including pedophilia. Our main focus has been the discourse on stigma and help-seeking. We have looked at the interaction between pedophiles and other users on the forum. Furthermore we have looked at the attitudes surrounding pedophilia and the way it is spoken about on Flashback. Our study has shown that there are different discourses concerning pedophilia. One finding is that individuals with pedophilia was encouraged and met with positivity when they actively tried to search for help. They were spoken about as respected, brave and... (More)
In this essay we have reviewed the discourse on pedophilia at the Flashback forum. Flashback forum is an online forum which has a subforum where individuals can discuss anything related to different topics, including pedophilia. Our main focus has been the discourse on stigma and help-seeking. We have looked at the interaction between pedophiles and other users on the forum. Furthermore we have looked at the attitudes surrounding pedophilia and the way it is spoken about on Flashback. Our study has shown that there are different discourses concerning pedophilia. One finding is that individuals with pedophilia was encouraged and met with positivity when they actively tried to search for help. They were spoken about as respected, brave and strong. Another discourse was that regarding stigma. Attitudes from other members of the forum showed that there is a stigma related to pedophilia which was visible in the healthcare system as well. We could see that individuals recommended not seeking help and instead keeping quiet about the pedophilic issues, as a result as this perceived stigma. Finally we were able to see a hateful discourse where individuals who claimed to have pedophilic disorders were met with hate and spiteful comments. We could also see that they were advised to kill themselves. To conclude, we found different discourses on the forum in regards to the help-seeking for those with pedophilich disorder. (Less)
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author
Amjed Sabri, Lina LU and Ashouri Taluki, Jasmin LU
supervisor
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course
SOPA63 20171
year
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Pedophilia, mental illness, DSM criteria, stigma, discourse analysis, deviations, online forums
language
Swedish
id
8914562
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2017-06-19 12:38:38
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2020-08-06 09:59:01
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  abstract     = {In this essay we have reviewed the discourse on pedophilia at the Flashback forum. Flashback forum is an online forum which has a subforum where individuals can discuss anything related to different topics, including pedophilia. Our main focus has been the discourse on stigma and help-seeking. We have looked at the interaction between pedophiles and other users on the forum. Furthermore we have looked at the attitudes surrounding pedophilia and the way it is spoken about on Flashback. Our study has shown that there are different discourses concerning pedophilia. One finding is that individuals with pedophilia was encouraged and met with positivity when they actively tried to search for help. They were spoken about as respected, brave and strong. Another discourse was that regarding stigma. Attitudes from other members of the forum showed that there is a stigma related to pedophilia which was visible in the healthcare system as well. We could see that individuals recommended not seeking help and instead keeping quiet about the pedophilic issues, as a result as this perceived stigma. Finally we were able to see a hateful discourse where individuals who claimed to have pedophilic disorders were met with hate and spiteful comments. We could also see that they were advised to kill themselves. To conclude, we found different discourses on the forum in regards to the help-seeking for those with pedophilich disorder.},
  author       = {Amjed Sabri, Lina and Ashouri Taluki, Jasmin},
  keyword      = {Pedophilia,mental illness,DSM criteria,stigma,discourse analysis,deviations,online forums},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {”Har du funderat på att göra slut på dig själv?” : En granskning av diskursen kring pedofili på Flashback Forum},
  year         = {2017},
}