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"Det som göms i snö" : En kritisk diskursanalys av hur artisten Yasin konstrueras som aktör i Dagens Nyheter och Aftonbladet. / "That which is hidden in snow" : A critical discourse analysis of how the artist Yasin is constructed as an actor in Dagens Nyheter and Aftonbladet.

  • Wallis, Jonathan
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2022
DiVA - Academic Archive On-line
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Since the birth of hip hop it has been a voice and channel of communication for the minorities who feel they lack a platform to express themselves. During the last couple of decades, the genre of music has grown significant and by this process also penetrated the mainstream media and culture. Even after merging to mainstream media, it has been kept and preserved as a voice for the minorities and people in the society that lacks representation in media. Previous research tends to be based around the concept of how hip hop-artists who originate from minorities get portrayed in the mainstream media in other countries. Alternatively, how mainstream media tends to work around these situations to preserve neutrality and be as included as possible in their writing.  Through the theoretical framework of othering, framing and identity theory that supports this study it highlights how the main Swedish newspapers tend to construct the identity of the hip hop-artist Yasin. The artist who in 2021 released an album, won two of Sweden’s most respectable awards for his music and also got sentenced to ten months in prison for his involvement in the kidnapping of the hip hop-artist Einár. The study uses Van Dijks approach of the method critical discourse analysis and analyzes 17 texts from the two leading newspapers in Sweden, Dagens Nyheter and Aftonbladet during 2021.The study is based on highlighting how Yasins identity as well as his art is constructed as a main actor. And if his art is victimized in the shadow of his criminal associations. 

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