Obstinat och rabiat eller lat och flat?
: En diskursanalys av medias framställning av socialtjänsten.

Translated title of the thesis: Zealous or Uncommitted?: A discourse analysis on how the social services are portrayed in the media.
  • Jens Backström

    Student thesis: Bachelor


    The aim of this essay was to deepen the knowledge of how child-protection-work is illustrated by massmedia. The essay takes it stand in discourse analysis to explain what image is displayed of social work concerning child-protection that is published in news media during 2007 in one of Sweden’s most read evening-papers. The result of the study is that social workers involved in child-protection-work often are categorized as either too zealous or too uncommitted, in the media. The result reflected the current discourse concerning how social workers do their duties in the modern society.

    Date of Award2009-Dec-04
    Original languageSwedish
    SupervisorCecilia Lindskov (Supervisor)

    University credits

    • 15 HE credits

    Swedish Standard Keywords

    • Social Work (50402)


    • child protection
    • media
    • discourse analysis
    • social constructionism
    • risk society

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