Flags and traitors: The advance of ethno-nationalism in the Turkish self-image


ÇIRAKMAN DEVECİ A.

ETHNIC AND RACIAL STUDIES, cilt.34, ss.1894-1912, 2011 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 34 Konu: 11
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/01419870.2011.556746
  • Dergi Adı: ETHNIC AND RACIAL STUDIES
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1894-1912

Özet

This paper examines a peculiar change in the Turkish self-image towards an ethno-nationalist discourse in the 2000s. In Turkish public life one may find various manifestations of a self-promoting ethnocentric world view alongside expressions of xenophobic feelings against the so-called enemies within and without. This study explores a certain transition from a modernist and secular self-image to an ethnocentric self-regard with reference to nationalist best sellers, TV series, public displays of slogans, and flagging incidents in the 2000s.