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dc.contributor.authorBozdağ Bucak, Çiğdem
dc.date.accessioned2020-12-12T13:34:21Z
dc.date.available2020-12-12T13:34:21Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.issn1367-5494
dc.identifier.issn1460-3551
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.1177/1367549419869354en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12469/3530
dc.description.abstractThis 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 platform for citizens to voice their opinions. Through a discourse analysis of tweets about the issue of refugees' citizenship, I will map different perceptions of refugees in Turkey. I argue that despite contesting discourses about Syrians, the debate on social media reinforces nationalism and an ethnocentric understanding of citizenship in Turkey. As the number of refugees and migrants increases rapidly worldwide, they become the new 'others' of national imagined communities. Social media becomes a key communication space where the nation is discursively constructed in a bottom-up manner through manifestations of 'us' and 'them'. The analysis shows that social media contributes to trivialization and normalization of discrimination and hatred against Syrian refugees through disseminating overt discourses of 'Othering'. Social media also enables more covert forms of discrimination through 'rationalized' arguments that are used to justify discrimination through the basis of false/non-verified information. Thus, Twitter becomes a space for critical, bottom-up, yet nationalistic and discriminatory statements about refugees.en_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.publisherSage Publications Ltden_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/embargoedAccessen_US
dc.subjectCitizenshipen_US
dc.subjectDiscriminationen_US
dc.subjectInterneten_US
dc.subjectNationalismen_US
dc.subjectRefugeesen_US
dc.subjectSocial mediaen_US
dc.subjectSyrians; Turkey; Twitteren_US
dc.titleBottom-up nationalism and discrimination on social media: An analysis of the citizenship debate about refugees in Turkeyen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.startpage712en_US
dc.identifier.endpage730en_US
dc.relation.journalEuropean Journal of Cultural Studıesen_US
dc.identifier.issue5en_US
dc.identifier.volume23en_US
dc.identifier.wosWOS:000490035100001en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/1367549419869354en_US
dc.contributor.khasauthorBozdağ Bucak, Çiğdemen_US


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