The Securitization of Male Refugee Bodies in the Swedish Media
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
This study explores the recent shift in the portrayal of male refugees from non-threat to threat during the current refugee crisis, as reproduced by the Swedish media. Through the examination of three Swedish newspapers, the male refugee body has been ascribed different marginalized masculinities, which have dominated the media discourse. By combining the securitization theory with a gender perspective, this study examines how male refugees were framed as the hypermasculine “Other” in January 2016, igniting a securitization process, despite being framed as the victimized “Other” as recently as in September 2015. This study examines how this shift occurred so quickly, as gender equality, a value at the heart of Swedish national identity, was portrayed as threatened.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 62 p.
refugee crisis, male refugees, securitization, threat, national identity, gendered identities, hegemonic/marginalized masculinities, framing
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalization Studies)
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-6178OAI: oai:DiVA.org:fhs-6178DiVA: diva2:939278
Subject / course
Statsvetenskap med inriktning mot krishantering och säkerhet (Master's programme in Politics and War)
Master's programme in Politics and War