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Dominant Ideology and Racism in the French Media: a Critical Discourse Analysis on the Case of the Denaturalization Law
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Government.
2016 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This study focuses on how minorities are stigmatized in the French media. It limits itself to the case of the proposal of the denaturalization law and the consequent discourse about it. The subject is introduced through a short background on the law and its relevance to the possible racist nature of the debate, followed by some background on racism in France, an overview of the theory on new racism and how it can explain stigmatizating discourses. Critical Discourse Analysis is used as the method to uncover said discourses as it is a method related to the in-depth analysis of implicit dominant ideologies and power-structures. The study analyzes twenty articles from two French newspapers in order to determine how stigmatizing discourses are expressed. The results in the discussion show recurrent racist narratives that systematically denigrate and stereotype Muslims and immigrants. They also show a pattern of the dominant culture negating space to minorities.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 32 p.
Keyword [en]
Racism, Dominant ideologies, Stigma, Critical Discourse Analysis, Islamophobia, France, Minorities
National Category
Political Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-302025OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-302025DiVA: diva2:956007
Subject / course
Political Science
Educational program
Bachelor Programme in Oriental Studies
Available from: 2016-08-29 Created: 2016-08-28 Last updated: 2016-08-29Bibliographically approved

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