Zara Larsson och den manliga hatvågen: En kritisk diskursanalys på den tryckta pressens skildring av artisten Zara Larssons uttalanden om Bråvallafestivalen 2015
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Zara Larsson and the male haters. : A critical discourse analysis of the medias depiction of the singer Zara Larsson’s commentary on Bråvallafestivalen 2015 (English)
Zara Larsson and the male haters.
A critical discourse analysis of the medias depiction of the singer Zara Larsson’s commentary on Bråvallafestivalen 2015
Zara Larsson, born in 1997, is a famous, young swedish singer. Besides her career in music she is also famous for her feminist thoughts in social media. In 2015, she critizised the swedish festival Bråvallafestivalen for its lack of female artists. This critizism was first published in the swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter and afterwards there was a huge reaction in social media where lots of people critizised and threatened Zara Larsson because of her thougths.
Therefore, the purpose of this study is to explore how swedish newspapers reports about this situation and how Zara Larsson is portrayed, from a genderperspective. We are using a thematic analysis and a critical discourse analysis as a method. The analysis is based on articles and opinion journalism in swedish newspapers from all over the country.
Theories we have used for the study is gendersystems and ideology.
The main conclusion of this study is that the debate ended up to be very polarized, and that the supporting side of Zara Larsson dominated the debate, while the opposition tended to be some sort of hopeless contenders. We could also se that the main ideology was feminism, both visible and hidden in the texts.
Keywords: Critical discourse analysis, Thematic analysis, gender, Zara Larsson, Bråvalla festival.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 46 p.
critical discourse analysis, journalism, gender analysis
Medieinnehåll, journalistik, kritisk diskursanalys, genus, näthat
Media and Communications
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-118912OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-118912DiVA: diva2:917394
Bachelor Programme in Journalism