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"En islamist äger svärd, var så säker...": En netnografisk studie om hur föreställningar kan målas upp och spridas på en Flashbacktråd
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Studies.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Studies.
2019 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
”An Islamist owns a sword, be so sure...” : A netnographic study on how imaginations can be painted and spread on a thread on Flashback (English)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study is to investigate how the perpetrator of the case in Trollhättan 2015 is presented on the Swedish Internet forum Flashback. This research investigate the argumentation pattern of the thread on Flashback and whether there is any change in the presentation before and after media revealed his identity. This is a netnographic influenced study. The survey focuses on a thread on Flashback and the 3000 first posts have been studied. Previous research shows that people from the Middle East are directly charged as guilty when major events occur, which also leads to the crime being classified as a terrorist act. If the perpetrator is not from the Middle East, the person is instead portrayed as mentally ill. Previous research also shows that the internet is a place where it is easy to express racist opinions. The study's theoretical framework is Erving Goffman's theory of stigma. The collected empirical data is quotes from the Flashback thread and it is presented in the results section. The study’s results show that the perceptions of the perpetrator and the subject change when information about the perpetrator is added. One of the conclusions is that different imaginations emerges in the thread depending on the stereotyped image of the perpetrator being discussed. The result shows that there is an argumentation pattern and that it is based on normative expectations. Throughout our entire results it shows that it is the immigrants who is a danger to the society.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2019. , p. 48
Keywords [en]
Stigma, Thread on Flashback, Argumentation pattern, Imaginations
Keywords [sv]
Stigma, Flashbacktråd, Argumentationsmönster, Föreställningar
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Social Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-91890OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-91890DiVA, id: diva2:1391798
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Sociologi
Educational program
Sociology Programme, 180 credits
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Available from: 2020-02-14 Created: 2020-02-05 Last updated: 2020-02-14Bibliographically approved

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