Mediakonstruktionen av den brottsliga invandrarkillen
This qualitative research is about how Swedish media constructs immigrants in articles. The focus of the study will lie on ten Swedish articles and how they stereotype immigrants, but the demarcation will be for young immigrant boys related to crimes. The purpose of this paper is to highlight how media achieves its goal to construct a group as inferior. This will be implemented with the help of articles from different newspapers that reported on immigrants who have committed crimes. We have chosen to look at different newspapers to see if there is a curtain pattern in the construction of immigrant boy. How do the media focus on offenders with immigrant backgrounds look like? How is the immigrant boy constructed in different media?
By using the theory constructive discourse analysis we will try to see patterns and understand how the immigrant boy is presented in the media outlets. We will also be using the theory about established and outsiders by Norbert Elias to helps us understand peoples need of keeping a curtain group as outsiders in order to strengthening themselves.
The results of our investigation were not quite what we expected. That for us was assumed about the immigrant boy was that he was portrayed in the media as something dark and dangerous, as was the case in the previous research. But it was shown in our study that in recent year the construction of immigrant boy in the media is ambivalent and not always directly negative.
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