Browsing by Subject "Refugees"
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Bottom-up nationalism and discrimination on social media: An analysis of the citizenship debate about refugees in Turkey Authors:
Publisher and Date:(Sage Publications Ltd, 2020)This study analyzes social media representations of refugees in Turkey and discusses their role in shaping public opinion. The influx of millions of Syrian refugees in Turkey has created heated debates about their presence and future in the country. One of these debates was triggered by President Erdogan's statement that Turkey would issue citizenship rights to Syrians in July 2016. Due to a lack of critical voices about refugee issues in Turkey's mass media sphere, social media has become a key ...
Publisher and Date:(Elsevier B.V., 2021)In this study, we use rich survey data to understand the determinants of labor market success across refugees of different ethnicities in Turkey. In particular, we examine individual personality traits and integration barriers by considering metrics of refugees’ proximity to Turkey based on their home countries’ levels of cultural distance. Using microdata, we derive a refined index called ethnosizer scale to grasp the distance of minor ethnic identities in Istanbul to the dominant identity. ...
Understanding the Images of Alan Kurdi With "Small Data": A Qualitative, Comparative Analysis of Tweets About Refugees in Turkey and Flanders (Belgium) Authors:
Publisher and Date:(USC Annenberg Press, 2017)One of the peak moments of the debate on the European refugee crisis was caused by the circulation of images of Alan Kurdi, a three-year-old Syrian boy who drowned in the Aegean Sea on September 2, 2015. The images triggered worldwide reactions from politicians, nongovernmental organizations, and citizens. This article analyzes these reactions through a qualitative study of 961 tweets from Turkey and Flanders (Belgium), contextualizing them into the framing and representation of refugees before ...