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  • KURDISH CINEMA AS A TRANSNATIONAL DISCOURSE GENRE: CINEMATIC VISIBILITY, CULTURAL RESILIENCE, AND POLITICAL AGENCY 

    Authors:Koçer Çamurdan, Suncem
    Publisher and Date:(Cambrıdge Univ Press, 2014)
    Within the last few years, "Kurdish cinema" has emerged as a unique discursive subject in Turkey. Subsequent to and in line with efforts to unify Kurdish cultural production in diaspora, Kurdish intellectuals have endeavored to define and frame the substance of Kurdish cinema as an orienting framework for the production and reception of films by and about Kurds. In this article, my argument is threefold. First, Kurdish cinema has emerged as a national cinema in transnational space. Second, like ...

  • Deepening Polarization in Turkish Society: The Impact of Political Actors on Public Opinion 

    Recent research shows that polarization trends are on the rise in Turkey (Konda 2010; BILGESAM 2014: Erdogan 2016: Kadir Has University Turkey Research Center 2017). There are different patterns of polarization in Turkish social and political structure, while its consequences reveal themselves in the political rhetoric, media discourse and voting behavior. There is not much research done in social sciences with regard to the research of polarization and its underlying factors in Turkey. To be able ...

  • How to study ethnic food: Senses, power, and intercultural studies 

    Authors:Karaosmanoğlu, Defne
    Publisher and Date:(BioMed Central Ltd., 2020)
    This article gives a broad review of the literature focusing on food, senses, and intercultural relations. Integrating cultural studies literature and concepts into ethnic food studies, it tries to understand the ways in which ethnic food becomes an agent of social change and helps to build, promote, and improve intercultural relations. More specifically, this article tries to explore the ways in which ethnic food could be used as a pedagogical tool in intercultural relations. The following questions ...

  • Public Opinion in Turkey: Social and Political Implications of Recent Trends 

    This study reveals what the public thinks about current issues in Turkey, and whether the recent trends have any reflections on social, political, and cultural structure of the country. The data collected with this research provide important insights into public's opinion regarding current and potential issues in Turkey, and also guide policymakers in shaping the public policies. The outputs of this study may also encourage scholars and researchers from different fields and backgrounds to study ...

  • Digital Citizenship from Below: Turkish State versus Youtube 

    This study aims to give a historically situated analysis of the YouTube ban as seen by Turkish internet users during the first YouTube ban period between 2007-10. The content is used from online Turkish anonymous user platform, eksi sozluk, (sour dictionary). The aim is to test whether there is a civil society response to the ban which political elites and ordinary citizens contest the necessity of access to global social media networks. The main focus of this research paper is the kinds of discourse ...

  • Halkla ilişkiler anlayışıyla bütünleşik pazarlama iletişimi 

    Pazarlama iletişimi etkinliklerinde halkla ilişkiler disiplininin önemi yıllar boyu genellikle ikincil dere‐ cede görüldü. Pazarlama karmasındaki tanıtım ayağı, ağırlıklı olarak reklamdan oluşuyordu. Halkla ilişkiler, ürünlerle ilgili basında haberlerin yayınlanması ihtiyacı olduğunda hatırlanan sadece ekstra bir tanıtım aracıydı. Halkla ilişkilerin ağırlıkla kurumsal iletişimden sorumlu olduğu kabul edilirdi. 1990’lı yıllarda dünyadaki siyasi, ekonomik ve teknolojik gelişmelerle birlikte ...

  • Halkla İlişkiler Perspektifinden Kurumsal Vatandaşlık Anlayışına Bir Bakış 

    In our contemporary world, especially for big companies, the notion of corporate responsibility conscience has been pretty important to gain and sustain reputation in the eyes of their stakeholders. Many companies have been trying to express how they care about corporate citizenship practices which are allegedly the natural parts of their business plans or their corporate philosophies in different ways. Even though the term of corporate citizenship has emerged in management literature dealing ...

  • DOMESTİK ETNOGRAFİ ÖRNEĞİ OLARAK BEN UÇTUM SEN KALDIN 

    In what ways does documentary camera with its unique capacity to disentangle reality penetrate and reconstruct history? At the intersections of history and memory and of family and self, how do documentary narratives crafted through the pursuit of personal life stories, longed family members, and childhood recollections contest hegemonic ideologies about identity? This article focuses on I Flew You Stayed (2012) by Mizgin Müjde Arslan as a reflexive narrative of tracing longed family members ...

  • İnternet ve Demokrasinin Geleceği 

    İnternet sosyal, siyasal ve ekonomik yaşamı etkilemekte ve bu alanlarda varolan alışkanlıklarımızın değişmesine yol açmaktadır. Bu değişimlerden en önemlisi hiç şüphesiz siyaset alanında yaşanmaktadır. İnternet yeni iletişim araçlarıyla siyasal hayatı değiştirmeye başlamıştır. Aynı zamanda bu yeni teknolojiyi demokrasi karşısında tehdit olarak görenler de vardır. Bu çalışmada siyasal katılım aracı olarak internet incelenmiş; internetin neden olabileceği tehdit ve tehlikeler örneklerle açıklanmış, ...

  • Ethnographic Cinema, Anthropology and Issues of Representational Authority in Visual Documentation of Culture 

    Authors:Çamurdan Koçer, Suncem
    Publisher and Date:(İmge Kitabevi Yayınları, 2015)
    Ethnographic film has offered unique tools for cultural documentation since the emergence of motion pictures. However, visual representations of culture have had a problematic relationship with the larger discipline of anthropology for decades in part due to the threat of the camera to replace the scientific yet imperfect eye of the anthropologist with a technological tool. This article argues that the rocky relationship between anthropology and the moving image has deeper roots in the ...

  • From Ayran to Dragon Fruit Smoothie: Populism, Polarization, and Social Engineering in Turkey 

    Authors:Karaosmanoğlu, Defne
    Publisher and Date:(USC Annenberg Press, 2020)
    Food embedded with symbolic meaning has power in politics. Food as political communication is extensively studied as a nation branding and public diplomacy tool. However, academic studies seem to overlook the role that food plays in populism and political polarization. Pointing out a gap in the field, I explore the role of culinary culture in Turkish politics between 2013 and 2019 to demonstrate its polarizing effect and its role in social engineering. I argue that social engineering as part of ...

  • Is the press really free?: The recent conflict between the government and media in Turkey 

    Authors:Baybars Hawks, Banu
    Publisher and Date:(2011)
    The history of the relationship between the press and the government dates back to the period of Ottoman Empire but became significantly strained after the foundation of the Turkish Republic. A historical and political economic analysis shows that successive governments in Turkey have found new methods to censor the media as the country's democracy moves towards consolidation. Since 2000 a familiar pressure has been brought to bear on the Turkish media from the conservative majority AKP government ...

  • Digital crime and punishment: Turkish online journalism under siege 

    Turkish mass media since its beginnings in late 19th century has aimed to gain its role as the fourth estate in Turkish political scene. The freedom of press has been at the paramount of discussions since the foundation of the Turkish Republic in 1923. Between 1980 and 2000 Turkish media grew more and more liberal and was able to express discontent publicly exercising its checks and balances function. On the other hand the conservative majority of AKP government the governing party in Turkey brought ...

  • Publishing leaked information as news: Sabotage or journalistic success? 

    Authors:Baybars Hawks, Banu; Smith, Ayten Gorgun
    Publisher and Date:(2013)
    This article aims to analyse the universal news criteria regarding the transformation of information into news. In February 2013 the transcript of a meeting between 3 pro-Kurdish deputies and the jailed leader of the PKK (the Kurdistan Workers Party) was leaked to the Turkish press. This was published in Milliyet a national Turkish newspaper and has been interpreted as a forceful move to sabotage the positive atmosphere surrounding Turkey's latest efforts with the PKK to end a conflict that has ...

  • Encountering difference and radical democratic trajectory: An analysis of Gezi Park as public space 

    Authors:İnceoğlu, İrem
    Publisher and Date:(Routledge, 2015)
    Summer 2013 was a historic period in regards to political activism in Turkey. Commonly referred to as ‘the Gezi Resistance’ the grass-roots mobilisation caught the rather self-assured AKP (Adalet ve Kalkinma Partisi) government off guard as hundreds of thousands rushed to the streets squares and parks to reclaim those spaces publicly. The resistance started with the attempt by a handful of environmentalists to protect a few trees being cut down in central Istanbul. Then it quickly moved beyond ...

  • (Mis)communication across the Borders: Politics media and public opinion in Turkey 

    During the 1990s advances in statistical and demographic analysis helped the development of an understanding of public opinion as the collective view of a defined population such as a particular demographic or ethnic group. In this view the influence of public opinion is not restricted to politics and elections. Public opinion is considered a powerful force in many other spheres such as culture fashion literature and the arts consumer spending and marketing and public relations. Attitudes and ...

  • Who sets the agenda in Turkey? Recent political and social trends in Turkish public opinion 

    Authors:Baybars Hawks, Banu
    Publisher and Date:(Common Ground Research Networks, 2015)
    In terms of scholarly research and understanding the national social and political systems and policies the need exists for an empirical assessment of recent trends in public opinion in Turkey. Accordingly the current study seeks to fill the gap in the social sciences literature in English regarding Turkey's social and political stand which may be perceived to be very different by other nations. Without timely feedback from public surveys various programs for improving different services and ...

  • Branding cities in the age of social media: A comparative assessment of local government performance 

    Authors:Sevin, Efe
    Publisher and Date:(Springer International Publishing, 2015)
    This chapter is a comparative study of how three local governments- Cape Town (South Africa) Philadelphia (Pennsylvania USA) and Myrtle Beach (South Carolina USA)-use social media platforms in their city branding attempts. Theoretical arguments in the fi elds of corporate and city branding point out the potential of these new communication platforms to change how brand-related content is created and shared with target audiences. However the practice is understudied. The study fi rst explains the ...

  • Corporations as Diplomatic Actors: Conceptualizing International Communication Tools 

    Authors:Sevin, Efe; Karaca, Hazal Sena
    Publisher and Date:(IGI Global, 2016)
    This chapter presents a theoretical look on the available international communication tools that can be used by multinational corporations (MNCs) to engage in diplomatic relations. Specifically the chapter will provide details about three concepts: lobbying nation brands and commercial diplomacy. The research objective is to propose a conceptual framework that (i) explains when and how a specific tool should be used and (ii) demonstrates the inherent connection between the tools. The main assumption ...

  • Globetrotters And Brands: Cities In An Emerging Communicative Space 

    Authors:Sevin, Efe
    Publisher and Date:(Springer International Publishing, 2016)
    This chapter presents and discusses a new communicative space in which contemporary cities exists. The outset of such a space is the result of two interrelated developments. First international tourism has become a viable source of income for cities causing them to compete with each other for potential visitors. As a result cities have widely embraced the practice of city branding for promoting themselves as touristic destinations. Second the rise of social media use in such branding projects ...

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