Sexual discourse in Swedish newspapers, 1900-2020
Title: Sexual discourse in Swedish newspapers, 1900-2020
DNr: NAISS 2023/22-1050
Project Type: NAISS Small Compute
Principal Investigator: Måns Magnusson <>
Affiliation: Linköpings universitet
Duration: 2023-10-09 – 2024-11-01
Classification: 50401


Using computational methods, we will analyze newspaper archives to assess how the discourse around sex and sexual relations, has changed in Sweden from the years 1900 to 2020. In doing so we will map and identify how a shared understanding of sex, sexuality, and relationships has changed over time in Swede by tracking how epochs of normative views regarding sex, sexuality, and relationships have emerged and disappeared.