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Spår av orientalism i svensk pressdebatt 2006-2017: En diskursanalys av orientalism i svensk pressdebatt
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
2018 (Swedish)Student paper other, 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Traces of orientalism in Swedish press debate 2006-2017 : A discourse analysis of orientalism in Swedish media (English)
Abstract [en]

This essay is based on Edward Said's theory orientalism. His theory is based on a form of power relation between the West and the East. This relationship is not a mutual agreement but a relationship created by the West, which gave the East an identity as undermined and deprived of the West. The purpose of this essay was to analyze orientalism through a discourse analysis in articles about islam, written and published by Aftonbladet and Expressen. Half of the articles are written before 2015, when Sweden gained more direct contact with the Muslim world because of the refugee crisis from Muslim countries. And the remaining half is written after 2015. Through the main issue, ”are there noticeable differences in how the newspapers write about islam in Sweden before and after 2015”, the articles were analyzed alongside Said's theory of orientalism and by means of a discourse analysis. The results revealed a certain difference in how the newspapers wrote about islam before and after 2015. Before 2015, the newspapers, based on the selected articles, wrote about islam in a very orientalistic way. Islam was described as a violence-making religion that contributed to the terror and extremism that the world can see today. Very clear links between islam and terrorism were made almost throughout each and every article. After 2015, the conversation about islam, again viewed from the selected articles, was more including than before. The article authors still identified Muslims as "the other" and Swedes as "we". But the noticeable difference was that the concept of integration started to appear. The concept of islam became a more natural part of Swedish society, but still, as something that needs to adapt to Swedish values to fit in. The analysis also revealed Muslim voices who demonstrated the negative effect of the image Western media published about islam through orientalism.

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2018. , p. 41
Keywords [sv]
Orientalism pressdebatt diskursanalys
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-71416OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-71416DiVA, id: diva2:1188432
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Lärarprogrammet, inriktning mot verksamhet i grundskolans senare år och gymnasiet
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Available from: 2018-03-09 Created: 2018-03-07 Last updated: 2018-03-09Bibliographically approved

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