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DO ‘THEY’ DESERVE TO – BE SLAVES?: A case study on media presentation of benefit cheat and labor right violation in Sweden
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
2019 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Förtjänar de att vara slavar? : En fallstudie om mediepresentation av bidragsfusk och brott mot arbetsrätt i Sverige (Swedish)
Abstract [en]

This paper analyses text on Swedish trade union newspaper Arbetet about taking advantage of immigrants of home service corporation Enklare Vardag.The theoretical framework consists of theories about critical discourse analysis. The analysis is done by employing Norman Fairclough's CDA model, combined with other tools of critical linguistics.The aim is to detect how the idea of ‘othering' and common sense on power relations between employees and employers marries and divorces with each other in this context on benefit cheat. And to define how the signifier and signified work together in the constructed subject position of the cheater in citizens and media representation. To identify that, interviews of different groups of wardship workers speculations towards the article are included. Aside from a "cheater", understanding of common - sense ground in society and media within the field of immigration, labor´s right incorporate the analysis purpose.The chosen article is analyzed from contradicting perspectives of benefit cheat discourse that often supports with right-wing media and criticizes welfare state and on the other hand criticism towards power relation between capitalistic oppression of the working class.

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2019. , p. 45
Keywords [en]
CDA, Norman Fairclough, Benefit cheat, Labor right, Arbetet, Enklare Vardag, Immigration
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Media and Communications
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-162409OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-162409DiVA, id: diva2:1343980
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Magister Thesis in Media and Communication Studies
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Available from: 2019-09-20 Created: 2019-08-19 Last updated: 2019-09-20Bibliographically approved

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