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Bilden av spelaren: En diskursanalys om att göra "problem"
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work. Stockholm University.
2009 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study has been to examine how the image of the gambler is described by studying a report published by Folkhälsoinstituet [FHI] and a number of chosen articles from the Swedish Evening Press. Discourse theory has been used both as theory, together with social constructionism, and as a research method. The main conclusions of the study are that three different discourses can be identified: the normal gambler, the professional gambler and the problem gambler. The image of the problem gambler is described as a deviant and problematic minority characterized by loss of control, irrational thoughts and dissociative behaviour. The construction of the problem gambler fills three possible purposes for the state: As a solvable problem to handle criticism against negative consequences of gambling, as an argument to avoid competition on the market and as an individual characterized by loss of control in order to legitimize and make the construction of the normal gambler possible.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. , 45 p.
Keyword [en]
discourse, discourse theory, media, gambling, pathological gambling, social constructionism
Keyword [sv]
diskurs, diskursteori, media, spel, spelberoende, socialkonstruktionism
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Social Work
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-38624OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-38624DiVA: diva2:311586
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Social and Behavioural Science, Law
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Available from: 2010-05-04 Created: 2010-04-22 Last updated: 2010-05-04Bibliographically approved

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