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Missbruk bortom goda fiender och folkdjävlar. En kritisk diskursanalys om hur missbruk konstrueras i tidskriften Socionomen

Lindskogen, Pontus LU (2021) SOPA63 20191
School of Social Work
Abstract
The purpose of this study was to, through critical discourse analysis, examine how ‘addiction’ was constructed by students and professionals in the trade magazine Socionomen, asking what discourses around the topic of addiction were visible, and how the discourses construct the addict as the subject. The empirical material consisted of 11 articles published during 2018. Via a Social Constructivist approach, the magazine’s role was understood as the maker of a claim of social problems. Norman Fairclough's Critical Discourse Analysis was the primary method used to analyze and deconstruct the articles, and Ernesto Laclau’s and Chantal Mouffe’s Theory of Discourse was applied to further understand the discourses surrounding addiction. The... (More)
The purpose of this study was to, through critical discourse analysis, examine how ‘addiction’ was constructed by students and professionals in the trade magazine Socionomen, asking what discourses around the topic of addiction were visible, and how the discourses construct the addict as the subject. The empirical material consisted of 11 articles published during 2018. Via a Social Constructivist approach, the magazine’s role was understood as the maker of a claim of social problems. Norman Fairclough's Critical Discourse Analysis was the primary method used to analyze and deconstruct the articles, and Ernesto Laclau’s and Chantal Mouffe’s Theory of Discourse was applied to further understand the discourses surrounding addiction. The analysis showed that the discourses surrounding addiction and addicts varied and that there were several competing discourses, both within and between the articles. While the notion of addiction is accepted as ambiguous within a certain paradigm, previous research has proven that a sense of a more stable identity plays a vital part in recovering from addiction. The analysis opened up for a discussion regarding whether competing orders of discourse is a sign of change or a sign of stagnation. The study concludes, that the addict’s subject position was signified by several orders of discourse which are historically bound and that the claims-making practice of the magazine Socionomen involves the construction of the subject at stake, as divided between being someone to protect and being “the other”. (Less)
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Lindskogen, Pontus LU
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SOPA63 20191
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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addiction, discourse, social work, social worker, critical discourse analysis
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Swedish
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9037664
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  abstract     = {The purpose of this study was to, through critical discourse analysis, examine how ‘addiction’ was constructed by students and professionals in the trade magazine Socionomen, asking what discourses around the topic of addiction were visible, and how the discourses construct the addict as the subject. The empirical material consisted of 11 articles published during 2018. Via a Social Constructivist approach, the magazine’s role was understood as the maker of a claim of social problems. Norman Fairclough's Critical Discourse Analysis was the primary method used to analyze and deconstruct the articles, and Ernesto Laclau’s and Chantal Mouffe’s Theory of Discourse was applied to further understand the discourses surrounding addiction. The analysis showed that the discourses surrounding addiction and addicts varied and that there were several competing discourses, both within and between the articles. While the notion of addiction is accepted as ambiguous within a certain paradigm, previous research has proven that a sense of a more stable identity plays a vital part in recovering from addiction. The analysis opened up for a discussion regarding whether competing orders of discourse is a sign of change or a sign of stagnation. The study concludes, that the addict’s subject position was signified by several orders of discourse which are historically bound and that the claims-making practice of the magazine Socionomen involves the construction of the subject at stake, as divided between being someone to protect and being “the other”.},
  author       = {Lindskogen, Pontus},
  keyword      = {addiction,discourse,social work,social worker,critical discourse analysis},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Missbruk bortom goda fiender och folkdjävlar. En kritisk diskursanalys om hur missbruk konstrueras i tidskriften Socionomen},
  year         = {2021},
}