To Örebro University

oru.seÖrebro universitets publikasjoner
Endre søk
RefereraExporteraLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Referera
Referensformat
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Annet format
Fler format
Språk
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Annet språk
Fler språk
Utmatningsformat
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
The Mediated Representation of the Super-Rich: Secrecy, Wealth Taxation and the Tensions of Neoliberal Capitalism
Örebro universitet, Institutionen för humaniora, utbildnings- och samhällsvetenskap.ORCID-id: 0000-0002-8438-5184
2024 (engelsk)Doktoravhandling, monografi (Annet vitenskapelig)
Abstract [en]

This thesis examines how the wealthiest apex of the capitalist class, a segment commonly referred to as ‘the super-rich’, is represented in Swedish legacy newspapers. As decades of neoliberal reforms have paved the way for increasing wealth concentration at the very top, the super-rich has emerged as both a material and discursive phenomenon. The news media provides an influential site for studying meaning-making around the super-rich in the context of the underlying tensions of the neoliberal capitalist social order. Combining Nancy Fraser’s theory of normative contradictions with a critical political economy approach to the media, this thesis explores mediated representations of the super-rich as sites of ideological struggle between ideals of market justice and social justice. The thesis conducts an in-depth Critical Discourse Analysis to uncover what discourses Swedish newspapers – both in contemporary and historical settings – draw upon when representing the super-rich. The thesis consists of three case studies, each zooming in on different dimensions of the super-rich. The findings suggest that, while the feature reporting on the super-rich is no twithout its ambivalences, the critique is largely limited to questioning the morality of individual billionaires or business models, not billionaire wealth in itself. The thesis also shows how the secrecy surrounding the super-rich, hailed as a key part of the reproduction of economic inequality, can be mobilized by the tabloid media to intensify the ‘wealth porn’ genre rather than questioning inequalities per se. It also argues that the longterm coverage of the Swedish wealth tax in the liberal/conservative press between 1969 and 2007 delegitimated the tax as an immoral and irrational anomaly in a globalized world, paving the way for the social acceptance of large individual fortunes. As such, the thesis provides a comprehensive account of how the news media operates to incorporate the super-rich into the justice narratives of neoliberal capitalism, thus serving to mitigate the tensions of the social order.

sted, utgiver, år, opplag, sider
Örebro: Örebro University , 2024. , s. 323
Serie
Örebro Studies in Media and Communication, ISSN 1651-4785 ; 30
Emneord [en]
The super-rich, capitalism, neoliberalism, wealth inequality, critical discourse analysis, ideology, media, secrecy, wealth taxation
HSV kategori
Identifikatorer
URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-111418ISBN: 9789175295435 (tryckt)ISBN: 9789175295442 (digital)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-111418DiVA, id: diva2:1835767
Disputas
2024-04-05, Örebro universitet, Forumhuset, Hörsal F, Fakultetsgatan 1, Örebro, 13:15 (svensk)
Opponent
Veileder
Tilgjengelig fra: 2024-02-07 Laget: 2024-02-07 Sist oppdatert: 2024-03-25bibliografisk kontrollert

Open Access i DiVA

Cover(374 kB)106 nedlastinger
Filinformasjon
Fil COVER01.pdfFilstørrelse 374 kBChecksum SHA-512
bcdc26625812ee2b05cb7ffeb677d16a06241d41a8e865f35b3b00f91008aeca8a9b0c4a47b613cd1cac49f4024c2644e1edd3263a16dcd63579e8abeb99cf5d
Type coverMimetype application/pdf
The Mediated Representation of the Super-Rich: Secrecy, Wealth Taxation and the Tensions of Neoliberal Capitalism(2507 kB)379 nedlastinger
Filinformasjon
Fil FULLTEXT01.pdfFilstørrelse 2507 kBChecksum SHA-512
f61d318e2851c86f0cd86b57ae7bc5e9c34c8fd324513ae68884f67c8ca5eb1a2a36db9a48b6d02e4642e1234bbacfc92b41873616861c5be3892c517e0de6fd
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf
Spikblad(173 kB)45 nedlastinger
Filinformasjon
Fil SPIKBLAD01.pdfFilstørrelse 173 kBChecksum SHA-512
9b3a4e58445408841cfa8c5662bf75ae4c6c8e428914cef218d9f3904b5a84b2873f6e7803187e72fdcfaac22024af19869d4c10a03cf75598db5f9b2ec14cec
Type spikbladMimetype application/pdf

Person

Vikström, Axel

Søk i DiVA

Av forfatter/redaktør
Vikström, Axel
Av organisasjonen

Søk utenfor DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Totalt: 380 nedlastinger
Antall nedlastinger er summen av alle nedlastinger av alle fulltekster. Det kan for eksempel være tidligere versjoner som er ikke lenger tilgjengelige

isbn
urn-nbn

Altmetric

isbn
urn-nbn
Totalt: 3232 treff
RefereraExporteraLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Referera
Referensformat
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Annet format
Fler format
Språk
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Annet språk
Fler språk
Utmatningsformat
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf