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Är sexsäljare offer eller har de fattat ettmedvetet beslut?: En diskursanalys av svenska tidningsartiklar
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2010 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This study is a critical discourse analysis of Swedish newspaper articles about prostitution. The purpose of the study is to investigate which discourse/discourses about prostitution that is/are adressed in the articles and identify the power relations and meanings that are constructed by the different subject posititions in the articles. Apart from critical discourse analysis social constructionism and a discussion about gender are applied in the analysis. The results supports findings in earlier research about prostitutionin Sweden; that the debate is focused around prostitution as sexual domination or prostitution regarded as a voluntary choice which rises demands of human rights for sexworkers. No prostitutes or buyers of sex where given the opportunity to comment on the matter, only journalists, politicians, social workers and policemen. The prostitutes are represented mainly as women who are victims in relation to the buyers who foremost are represented as perpetrators and men with labours, significant others/wifes and children.

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2010. , 65 p.
Keyword [en]
Critical discourse analysis, prostitution, prostitute, buyer of sex, gender, social constructionism
Keyword [sv]
Kritisk diskursanalys, prostitution, prostituerad, sexköpare, genus, socialkonstruktionism
National Category
Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-42968OAI: diva2:352626
2010-06-07, Institutionen för socialt arbete, Sal 124, Sveavägen 160, Stockholm, 13:00 (Swedish)
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2010-09-22 Created: 2010-09-21 Last updated: 2010-09-22Bibliographically approved

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