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Mediers makt att forma individens verklighet En kritisk diskursanalys av legitimerande strategier av övervakning
Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
2020 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Surveillance has increased in the media space, as a result of the changed view of risks and threats in the Western world. This can be seen as an effect of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center on September 11th, 2001. Media's presentation of risks has led to an increased risk-awareness and concerns about crime and terror. This raises the question of surveillance. Previous research on media and surveillance has shown that media is a contributing factor in the legitimization of surveillance. In this study, the phenomenon of surveillance in the swedish daily press is studied to analyze themes within the discourse as well as possible occurring legitimizing arguments. This is done through a critical discourse analysis. The analysis material consists of news articles from Svenska Dagbladet and Dagens Nyheter published 2018. The result indicates that selected articles legitimize surveillance in Sweden. It appears that the news media contributes to constructing a perception of reality in which surveillance is legitimately presented, which may contribute to social acceptance of the phenomenon among individuals.

Abstract [sv]

Övervakning som fenomen har fått ökat medialt utrymme i och med den i västvärlden förändrade synen på risker och hot. Detta kan ses som en effekt av terrorattacken mot World Trade Center 11 september 2001. Mediers framställning av risker har lett till en större riskmedvetenhet och oro inför brott och terror. Detta aktualiserar frågan kring övervakning. Tidigare forskning om medier och övervakning har visat att medier är en bidragande aktör för legitimeringen av övervakning. I denna studie studeras fenomenet övervakning i svensk dagspress för att analysera teman inom diskursen samt eventuellt förekommande legitimerande argument. Detta görs genom en kritisk diskursanalys. Analysmaterialet utgörs av nyhetsartiklar från Svenska Dagbladet och Dagens Nyheter publicerade 2018. Resultatet indikerar att valda artiklar legitimerar övervakning i Sverige. Det framkommer att nyhetsmedier bidrar till att konstruera en verklighetsuppfattning där övervakning framställs legitimt, vilket skulle kunna bidra till en social acceptans av fenomenet bland individer.

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2020. , p. 42
Keywords [en]
Discourse, surveillance, news media, legitimation, legitimation strategies
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Sociology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-80488OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-80488DiVA, id: diva2:1413123
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Sociologi
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Available from: 2020-03-09 Created: 2020-03-09 Last updated: 2020-03-10Bibliographically approved

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