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Proffs eller nördar: En kvalitativ studie om samhällets syn på e-sport
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Pro’s or geeks : a qualitative study of the views of e-sports (English)
Abstract [en]

Despite the vast research on the effects of gaming, little is know how the phenomenon of e-sports and it’s followers is portrayed. While media can have significant impact on what and how e-sport is portrayed, no studies have been done in a Swedish context. This thesis aims at filling that gap with investigations of the two major Swedish newspapers. Six articles was analyzed with critical discourse analysis with a theoretical base of journalism.The result of which indicated that between the period of 2005 and 2012 e-sport and players was considered to be professional, committed and more in a sense that reminded much of the view on more traditional sport such as soccer and hockey. However the players was often treated as minor kids or teenagers, for e-sports seems only to be held by these groups according to the journalist’s. The implications of this finding should be viewed as a socially critical perspective on a phenomenon that is more than often the subject of leisure. 

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Keyword [en]
e-sport, critical discourse analysis, gaming, games, agenda-setting, framing, priming, newspaper
National Category
Media and Communications
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-70205OAI: diva2:620143
Educational program
Programme in Media and Communication Studies: Strategic Communication
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2013-05-08 Created: 2013-05-07 Last updated: 2013-05-08Bibliographically approved

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