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"Man måste alltid få prata om allting som är sant": En diskursanalytisk studie av medborgarskap och legitimitet
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
”One must always have to talk about everything that is true” :  A discourse analysis on citizenship and legitimacy  (English)
Abstract [en]

The purpose with this essay is to, through societal discussion via different media, analyze how citizenship and legitimacy is constructed and negotiated through the discourses surrounding two vulnerable groups in the swedish society, the roma people and the syrian refugees. By analyzing different types of texts from two local newspapers and also from new media such as blogs and archived chats it is possible to see how certain groups are stigmatized and objects of discrimination. 

The material in the analyze is coded by which type of text it belongs to but it is also categorized by how official the pespective of the writer is, and it is argued that the role of the traditional media still is very important in terms of educating the public about issues and groups in society which they would likely meet and interact with themselves. 

The analysis also focus on which geographical perspective the writer has since this could show if an issue, theme or discourse is contextualized with bigger issues and globalization. 

The theoretical and methodical frame work of this analyze is critical discourse analysis with the focus on discursive construction of national identity by Wodak. Theories about citizenship and legitimacy according to Lister also applies to the study. 

Keywords: Discourse analysis, CDA, citizenship, legitimacy, roma, syria, migrants, refugees

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Discourse analysis, CDA, citizenship, legitimacy, roma, syria, migrants, refugees
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Humanities Media and Communications
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-125372OAI: diva2:967683
Available from: 2016-09-12 Created: 2016-09-09 Last updated: 2016-09-12Bibliographically approved

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