Youth in the Uk Riots - Between Discourse and Disorder

Topics: Discourse analysis, Critical discourse analysis, Discourse Pages: 7 (10182 words) Published: May 12, 2013
Aalborg University 
19th of December 2012 
       

                         

YOUTH IN THE UK  RIOTS – BETWEEN  DISCOURSE AND  DISORDER A Critical Discourse Analysis on the media representations  of ‘youth’ during the UK riots of August 2011   

                                    A Project written by,  Julie Mølholt Larsen  Tiberiu Andrei Pintilie 

 

Culture, Communication and Globalization  ‐ 7th semester  Supervisor: Pauline Stoltz 

Tobias Nicolai Inglykke  Tomé Filipe Gaspar Jorge    

Table of Contents 
  1.0 Introduction ............................................................................................................................ 1  1.1 A short description of the UK riots .......................................................................................... 2  Timeline of the UK Riots ............................................................................................................ 3  1.2 Introducing online news sources ............................................................................................ 5  The Guardian ............................................................................................................................. 5  The Daily Telegraph ................................................................................................................... 5  CNN ........................................................................................................................................... 6  Al‐Jazeera .................................................................................................................................. 6  1.3 Problem formulation ............................................................................................................... 7  Defining the concepts ............................................................................................................... 7  Delimitation of the problem formulation ................................................................................. 8  2.0 Philosophy of science and methodology................................................................................. 8  2.1 Social Constructionism ............................................................................................................ 8  2.2 What is CDA? ........................................................................................................................... 9  2.3 Methodology ......................................................................................................................... 11  Discourse ................................................................................................................................. 11  Discursive order....................................................................................................................... 12  Applying Fairclough’s three‐dimensional model..................................................................... 12  Linguistic tools ......................................................................................................................... 14  Photography analysis tools ..................................................................................................... 15  2.4 Critique to CDA ...................................................................................................................... 17  2.5 Approach to the analysis ....................................................................................................... 18  3.0 Analysis .................................................................................................................................. 19  3.1 Textual analysis ..................................................................................................................... 19 ...
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