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Allt som är fast förflyktigas: Föreställningar om arbete och sambandet mellan arbete, tillväxt och välfärd i senmodernitetens Sverige
Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies.
2006 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Magister), 20 points / 30 hpStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The focus of this thesis is the conception of work and the relation between work, economic growth and welfare in today’s Sweden in the editorial of Dagens Nyheter (DN), which is the main morning paper in Sweden.As the theoretical foundation of this thesis is social constructionism and the method being used is critical discourse analysis, the language is considered as an important source for the construction of value and meaning of work. In that context it is important to investigate how DN, by certain ways of representing reality, preserves a certain view of the human being, the society and the economy. Which ideological ideas underlie the conception of work that emerges in DN? What social consequences will these ideas have?The thesis discusses the “truths” that the editorialists mediate concerning for example the view of the human being as guided by rational choice and the view of economic growth as the main goal for social life.One of the conclusions is that DN considers work as a means for economic growth as economic growth is regarded fundamental for the survival of the welfare state.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Institutionen för samhälls- och välfärdsstudier , 2006. , 55 p.
Keyword [sv]
arbete, tillväxt, välfärd, flexibilitet, rationalitet, diskursanalys, ideologi
National Category
Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-7066ISRN: LiU-ISV/SKA-D--06/16--SEOAI: diva2:22134
2006-06-08, 5043, Spetsen, Kungsgatan 38, Norrköping, 11:00
Available from: 2006-10-05 Created: 2006-10-05

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