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Vem styr vem?: en diskursanalys av amerikanska mediers framställning av presidentkandidaten Hillary Clinton under den amerikanska presidentkampanjen 2016.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
2017 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The US presidential campaign was a hot topic around the world in 2016. Discussions about what might have affected the outcome of the election have been many, where in amongst the discussion of the media's role in political events like this. By investigating The Washington Post (liberal) and The Washington Times (conservative) articles portraying Hillary Clintons period of illness during the campaign, this essay aims to examine and analyze the discourse describing Clintons pneumonia. The essay will use the discourse theory developed by Chantal Mouffe and Ernesto Laclau which is based on the concepts of signs and elements and how they are connected in the discourse. By examining the use of words we can investigate the general attitude towards women in politics. Pairing this method with the gender theories developed by Yvonne Hirdman, Simone de Beauvoir and Raewyn Connells and the idea of medialised politics, this essay considered it to be clear that Hillary is subjected to an unfair portrayal. The general conclusion is that there are differences in how men and women are portrayed in the American media, which demonstrates the continued injustices in society and thus a continued unequal society with a long way to go to reach full equality in all aspects of society.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , p. 39
Keywords [en]
Hillary Clinton, Discourse analysis, Gender; Equality
Keywords [sv]
Kön, Genus, Medialisering, Jämställdhet, Sexism
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Political Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-59979OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-59979DiVA, id: diva2:1066938
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Political Science
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Available from: 2017-02-01 Created: 2017-01-23 Last updated: 2017-02-01Bibliographically approved

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