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Vi och dem – hedersrelaterat våld och förtryck : En kritisk diskursanalys av hedersrelaterat våld och förtryck i svensk massmedia / Us and them - honorcrimes in Sweden : A critical discourse analysis of honorcrimes in swedish media

Authors
  • Andersson, Christine
  • Lindgren, Ebba
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2022
Source
DiVA - Academic Archive On-line
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Language
Swedish
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Abstract

In this thesis our aim is to critically uncover how honor crime as a phenomenon is constructed in Swedish newspapers and if the discourse has changed over time. This thesis is a replication of Reimers´s (2007) discourse analysis of honor crime after the murder of Fadime Sahindal in the year 2002. In the year 2020 a man named Reza Hoseini was murdered in Sweden by a man and his two teenage sons. The court ruled the murder as an honor killing and we used this murder to examine the discourse of honor crimes in Sweden. We found that Swedish newspapers describe the perpetrator as an immigrant man, or a muslim immigrant man and the victims are the immigrant women and the young sons that are raised into becoming perpetrators. We can see that there is a “we” and a “them”. “We” are the Swedish people, and the swedes are described as good, equal and modern while “them” are the immigrants and they are described as bad, unequal and conservative. However, we can also see that the Swedish newspapers criticize the government for not protecting the immigrant woman and for not saving the young sons from becoming perpetrators. In relation to Reimers (2007) we can establish that there has been a change in the discourse regarding the government and agencies, like the police, and their supposed responsibility for the honor killing committed. They are blamed for failing more so now than before.  

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