Fire taler om hiv og aids - 1987-2012

Charlotte Lea Jensen, Frida Julie Jessen, Linnea Schytter Andersen, Lisa Mai Møller Jensen, Maiken Gerdorf, Sofie Dyjak & Stine Østergaard Thomsen

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


This paper elucidates how rhetorical elements and discourse can construct truth through verbalization. Four different speeches on HIV and AIDS from the 1980s up to the 2010s (by Ronald Reagan, Mary Fisher, Gregg Gonsalves and Elton John) which all approaches the topic through different perspectives, is chosen with the purpose of getting an illustration on how the context affects the verbalization. An account of the context will provide a breeding ground for the understanding of how the interaction between the speaker, ethos and their rhetorical appeal in general, the audience, values, and the speaker’s aim creates a discourse. Through these perspectives: background knowledge on the decades, selected ideas from discourse theory and selected rhetorical tools, this paper discusses how verbalizations on HIV and AIDS in speeches are constructed by how society scheme things. That calls into question if it is possible to remove or change deep-rooted prejudices.

UddannelserBasis - Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato18 dec. 2014
VejledereChristian Kobbernagel


  • Talens Magt
  • Taler
  • Diskurs
  • Hiv
  • Aids
  • Italesættelse
  • Retorik