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The Warrior vs The Underdog: En kritisk diskursanalys av filmen “Warrior”
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
The Warrior vs The Underdog : A critical discourse analysis of the movie "Warrior" (English)
Abstract [en]

This study is focused on representations of power and masculinities in the movie “Warrior”(2011). By using the notion of interdiscursivity, as discussed by Norman Fairclough, my goal isto analyze how the roles of the characters relate to existing discourses in today’s society. I amprimarily interested in discourses revolving around MMA-fighters, masculinities and familyrelations.The movie to be analysed in this study is suited for interpreting new sorts of masculinitiesthrough the sport of MMA, which itself is fairly new and therefore might represent a new type ofmasculinity in the making. To be able to analyse this in the best possible way, I will be looking atmasculinities using a perspective developed by the Australian sociologist Raewyn Connell. Byrelating to four different dimensions of masculinity, this theory enables me to interpret whichtypes of masculinities, or combinations thereof, are presented in the film.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 34 p.
Keyword [en]
Masculinity, hegemony, interdiscoursivity, MMA, mixed martial arts, critical discourse analysis, gender analysis
National Category
Media and Communications
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-86296OAI: diva2:698434
Educational program
Programme in Media and Communication Studies
Available from: 2014-02-21 Created: 2014-02-21 Last updated: 2014-02-21Bibliographically approved

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