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"Vad tänker du när du hör ordet terrorism?": En intervjustudie om individers uppfattningar om terrorism
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Psychology.
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Psychology.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
“What do you think about when you hear the word terrorism?” : An interview study about individuals perceptions of terrorism (English)
Abstract [sv]

Denna studie hade som syfte att undersöka olika individers föreställningar och uppfattningar om terrorism. För att undersöka detta ämne har semistrukturerade intervjuer genomförts med sex olika individer. Studiens första huvudresultat och även den viktigaste slutsatsen var att olika individer har olika uppfattning om vad terrorism är och hur det ska definieras, men att den gemensamma idén är att målet eller syftet är det som avgör om det rör sig om terrorism. De flesta intervjupersonerna ansåg att både fysiskt och psykiskt skadade människor kan vara offer för terrorism. Huvudresultatet gällande terrorister handlade om föreställningar kring terroristers utseende, till exempel “stort skägg” och “muslimer”. Vad gäller medias framställning av terrorism upplevde de flesta intervjupersoner att media vinklar och utelämnar information, samt har en viss påverkan på deras uppfattning om terrorism. Intervjupersonerna nämnde också en ökad rädsla och oro för terrorism, något som dock inte påverkade deras vardagliga rutiner och handlingar.

Abstract [en]

This study has exanimated different individuals’ conceptions and perceptions of terrorism. To examine this issue we have done semi-structured interviews with six different individuals. The first main result of the study and the most important conclusion was that different individuals had different perceptions about what terrorism is and how it should be defined. Most of the interviewees counted both physically and psychologically harmed people as victims of terrorism. The main result when it comes to conceptions about terrorists looks was that terrorists have “big beard” and were “Muslims”. When it comes to medias representation of terrorism most of the interviewees believed that media angle and leave out information, and that this had some influence on their perception of terrorism. The interviewees also mentioned an increased fear and concern about terrorism, something that did not affect their daily routines and activities.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 53 p.
Keyword [en]
terrorism, victim, conceptions, perceptions, semi-structured interviews
Keyword [sv]
terrorism, offer, föreställningar, uppfattningar, semistrukturerade intervjuer
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Sociology Law and Society
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-22017OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-22017DiVA: diva2:944717
Subject / course
Criminology
Educational program
Study Program in Applied Criminology
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Available from: 2016-06-30 Created: 2016-06-29 Last updated: 2017-02-16Bibliographically approved

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