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Romer i samhällsdebatten: En kvalitativ studie om framställningen av romer i debattartiklar
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Roma in the social debate : A qualitative study of the portrayal of Romani people in debate articles (English)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study is to investigate the medial portrayal of Romani people in the newspaper Dagens Nyheter from 2013 and 2014. In the theoretical chapter the concepts of new racism is used to speak of what is considered racist in the Swedish society today. Other concepts that are used are type and stereotype which are used to explain how our context is depending on distinctions to understand what surrounds us. Concepts such as myths and binary-oppositions are other theories that are used in this study.  Six debate articles have been selected to investigate how the Romani people are represented. Discourse analysis was used to answer the main questions in this study and was used to answer the purpose of this study. The main result was that the Romani people was discriminated and were not given the opportunity to speak their mind. It was always someone else outside this ethnic group who presented their view on something. They were considered passive as a group, in need of help from the remaining society. Said newspapers made generalizations about the group and connected them to begging. Finally, the perhaps most interesting result that this study finds is that the media makes distinctions between the Romani people and other social groups. The Romani people are made out as “the others” and a “we” and “them” in the Swedish society becomes prominent.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 28 p.
Keyword [en]
Roma, Romani, Dagens Nyheter, Debate articles, Stereotype, Critical Discourse Analysis, Generalization
Keyword [sv]
Romer, Dagens Nyheter, Debattartiklar, Kritisk diskursanalys, Stereotyp, Nyrasism
National Category
Media and Communications
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-101731OAI: diva2:801660
Educational program
Programme in Media and Communication Studies: Strategic Communication
Available from: 2015-04-13 Created: 2015-04-09 Last updated: 2015-04-13Bibliographically approved

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