This paper gives insight into the various ways the Danish media portray people with mental illness and schizophrenia and whether this evolves the stigmatization surrounding these people. The paper finds its inspiration from how we sometimes treat people with physically visible illness different from people with psychologically nonvisible illness. Moreover, how we as a society talk about these people, hence the media perspective.
Hereby the analytical methods employed is based on framing and enunciation analysis and provides knowledge into the problematic associations people with mental illness encounter in Danish society. The analysis is applied to two articles respectively Berlingske and BT which acts as a counterpart to the effort made by “EN AF OS” to reduce stigmatization. In addition, the paper explains the theoretical background of “The history of madness”, “Schizophrenia” and “Stigma”, which is used as a foundation for understanding the subjects who are investigated. Furthermore, the paper presents an appeal for the Danish media to perhaps be the solution to the problem.
|Uddannelser||Basis - Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis|
|Vejledere||Benedicte S. Bernstorff|