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"...aktivitet i hjärnan genom elektrisk stimulering" eller "...skallskada orsakad av överväldigande elektrisk ström": En kritisk diskursanalys av debatten om ECT
Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare.
Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [sv]

I uppsatsen undersöks hur debatten om ECT konstrueras av de två sociala aktörerna Socialstyrelsen samt Kommittén för Mänskliga Rättigheter, KMR. Det analyserade materialet består av aktörernas publicerade texter på Internet. Kritisk diskursanalys med Norman Faircloughs tredimensionella modell har utgjort studiens ansats. Frågeställningarna har varit; vilka diskurser kan identifieras samt hur kommer dessa till uttryck i ord av de skilda sociala aktörerna involverade i debatten? Hur ser relationerna mellan identifierade diskurser ut? Vilka funktioner fyller de identifierade diskurserna? Analysens mest framträdande resultat påvisar en tydlig medikaliseringsdiskurs samt en antipsykiatrisk diskurs i det empiriska materialet. De sociala aktörerna företräder en förespråkande diskurs respektive en motståndsdiskurs och debatten innebär en hegemonisk kamp omkring behandlingsmetoden ECT och dess legitimitet. Diskussionen mellan parterna förs till stor del genom deras inställning till behandlingen vilken här analyseras diskursivt.

Abstract [en]

The paper examines how the debate on ECT is constructed by the two social actors Socialstyrelsen (the Swedish social board) and KMR (the Swedish branch of the American association Citizens Commission on Human Rights, CCHR). Analysis material consists of texts published on the Internet by these social actors. The method of analysis used in the essay has been critical discourse analysis, focusing on the three-dimensional model developed by Norman Fairclough. The research questions have been: which discourses can be identified and how are these reflected in the words of the two different social actors involved in the debate? What are the relationships between identified discourses? What features does the identified discourses fill? The most prominent results in the analysis show a clear medicalization discourse and an anti-psychiatry discourse in the empirical material. The social actors represent an advocacy and a resistance discourse, and the debate involves a hegemonic struggle on the treatment method ECT and its legitimacy. The discussions between the parties are to a large extent made out by their approach to treatment which is here analyzed discursively.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 49 p.
Keyword [sv]
ECT, Elchocker, Kritisk diskursanalys, Fairclough, Socialstyrelsen, KMR
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Social Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-23043OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mdh-23043DiVA: diva2:668440
Subject / course
Sociology
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Available from: 2013-12-17 Created: 2013-11-29 Last updated: 2013-12-17Bibliographically approved

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