Open borders, closed minds: the discursive construction of national identity in North Cyprus

Sahin, Sanem (2011) Open borders, closed minds: the discursive construction of national identity in North Cyprus. Media, Culture and Society, 33 (4). pp. 583-597. ISSN 0163-4437

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Abstract

The article investigates the discursive construction of a Turkish Cypriot national
identity by the newspapers in North Cyprus. It questions the representation and
reconstruction processes of national identity within the press and examines the
various practices employed to mobilize readers around certain national imaginings.
Using Critical Discourse Analysis, the article analyses news reports of the opening of
border crossings in Cyprus in 2003, based on their content, the strategies used in the
production of national identity and the linguistic means employed in the process. In this
way, the nationalist tendencies embedded in news discourses, as well as discriminatory
and exclusive practices, are sought out.

Keywords:border, Cyprus, national identity, news discourse, Turkish Cypriot identity, Turkish, Turkish Cypriot media, Journalism
Subjects:P Mass Communications and Documentation > P500 Journalism
Divisions:College of Arts > School of English & Journalism > School of English & Journalism (Journalism)
ID Code:7657
Deposited On:26 Feb 2013 12:19

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