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Spel om pengar bland unga: En diskursanalys av dagspressens framställning av unga somägnar sig åt spel om pengar
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2009 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study was to examine the media’s portrayal of young people that gamble with money. Young in this study refers to people in the age 13 to 30. The following questions were examined: How does the press, in this case three newspapers, portray young people who gamble with money? What discourses in the selected newspapers, regarding young people who gamble with money, are the most prominent?

The method used in this study was Faircloughs three dimensional model for critical discourse analysis which was used together with a social constructionist point of view. The analyzed material contained 53 articles from Aftonbladet, Dagens Nyheter and Metro.

The results showed that gambling with money amongst young people are mainly portrayed in negative terms and describes leading to a problem-gambling behavior. Several factors, for exampel young peoples behaviour related to youth, illusionus thoughts and the influence of gambling-companys, was identified to play a part in the portray why young people become addicted to gambling with money. The result also showed a portray of young people who gamble with money for living without being related to problem-gambling behavior, this result had no counterpart in the earlier studied research. Finally the result showed that there are mainly young people of the male gender that is described as gamblers.

Keywords: Discourse

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. , 57 p.
Keyword [en]
Discourse analysis, young, gambling, money, the daily press
Keyword [sv]
Diskursanalys, ung, spel, pengar, dagspress
National Category
Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-8455OAI: diva2:200297
Available from: 2009-01-16 Created: 2009-01-16Bibliographically approved

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