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Läsa är bra: läsa rätt är bättre: Diskurser om läsning i svensk dagspress 2007-2010
University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year))Student thesisAlternative title
Reading is good : A good read is even better: Discourses on reading in Swedish daily press 2007-2010 (English)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this Master’s thesis is to deepen the understanding of how discourses on reading are manifested in Swedish daily press 2007-2010. The empirical material is based on 76 articles from four national newspapers. The questions asked are: what categorizations emerge on reading; what possible themes can be discerned; which discourses on reading appear in newspapers and how are these defined; and what consequences may the discourses have? The study examines how reading is described and how perceptions and images of reading emerge and the factors affecting this, through critical Discourse Analyse according to Ernesto Laclau and Chantal Mouffe. The articles are analysed in four phases which includes: identifying the element reading, reading categories by means of chains of equivalence, possible themes and identifying discourses. The results show that four discourses on reading can be identified: the instrumental discourse, the hierarchical discourse, the male crisis discourse and the “invisible” female discourse. Possible consequences of the discourses are that institutions, such as schools, solely focus on the utilitarian aspect of reading and do not encourage the pleasurable reading. Reading is often associated with the reading of books. It could be of importance that professionals within the library and school sectors are aware of this when reading is discussed and promoted. Another conclusion is that reading associated with women is likely to be taken for granted, and as a result efforts are focused on enhancing reading among boys and men and thereby perpetuate gender stereotypes.

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University of Borås/Swedish School of Library and Information Science (SSLIS) , 2012.
Series
Magisteruppsats i biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap vid institutionen Biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap, ISSN 1654-0247 ; 2012 :6
Keywords [sv]
läsning, svensk dagspress, diskursanalys, diskurser, läsare
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Social Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-16368Local ID: 2320/10511OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-16368DiVA, id: diva2:1308255
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