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Mässlingen och "den andre": Kritisk diskursanalys av nyhetsrapporteringen i samband med mässlingsutbrottet 2017/2018
University of Gävle, Faculty of Education and Business Studies, Department of Humanities.
2018 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
The Measles and "the other" : A critical discourse analysis of the news coverage during the Measles outbreak 2017/2018 (English)
Abstract [sv]

Uppsatsens syfte har varit att ur ett socialkonstruktivistiskt perspektiv, undersöka hur olika grupper framställs journalistiskt i nyhetsrapporteringen av mässlingsutbrottet i Göteborg under vintern 2017-2018. Undersökningen har genomförts med kritisk diskursanalys och resultaten har analyserats med postkolonial teori samt teorier om nyheter som kulturell gemenskap och nyhetslogik. I material framkom två huvudsakliga diskurser; folkhälsodiskursen och antivaccinationsdiskursen. Vid sidan av dem framkom en latent främlingsfientlig diskurs. Undersökningen visar att medial konstruktion av ”den andre” sker gällande två grupper i materialet; vaccinationsmotståndare och migranter. Det undersökta materialet är inte direkt främlingsfientligt men indikerar tydligt en främlingsfientlig diskurs. Undersökningen visar att det finns kvar postkoloniala idéer som tar sig uttryck genom konstruktion av migranten som ”den andre” i materialet.

Abstract [en]

The purpose of this paper has been to study the journalistic portrayal of different groups in the news coverage regarding the measles outburst in the winter of 2017/2018, from a social constructionist perspective. The study has been carried out using critical discourse analysis. The results have been analyzed using postcolonial theory and theories about news logic and news as cultural community. Two main discourses emerged in the material, the public health discourse and the anti-vaccination discourse. A latent xenophobic discourse also emerged in the material. The study shows medial construction of “the other”, regarding two groups; the vaccination-objector and the migrant. The study does not show that the material is explicit xenophobic. However, the material clearly indicates a xenophobic discourse. Therefor the study shows that there are still postcolonial ideas, that are manifested through construction of the migrant as “the other” in the material.

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2018. , p. 50
Keywords [en]
measles, vaccination, critical discourse analysis, postcolonial, theory, migrants, news logic
Keywords [sv]
mässling, vaccination, kritisk diskursanalys, postkolonial teori, vaccinationsmotståndare, migranter, nyheter som kulturell gemenskap, nyhetslogik, medielogik
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Media and Communications
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-27087OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-27087DiVA, id: diva2:1219652
Subject / course
Media and communication studies
Educational program
Study Programme in Media and communication
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Available from: 2018-06-18 Created: 2018-06-17 Last updated: 2018-06-18Bibliographically approved

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