Digital Transformations in Turkey

Digital Transformations in Turkey : Current Perspectives in Communication Studies

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Digital Transformations in Turkey analyzes the genesis, dynamics, and operations of different communication contexts in relation to digital transformations in Turkey. The contributors tackle such topics as the impact of social networking channels like Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter and the changing dimensions of social, cultural, and political ideologies. Akdenizli offers a multifaceted and balanced discussion of the role and impact of communication technologies in a country with questionable and blatant freedom of expression violations. This collection will appeal to scholars of communication, new media, and technology in emerging more

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  • Hardback | 346 pages
  • 157.48 x 231.14 x 33.02mm | 589.67g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 33 tables
  • 0739191187
  • 9780739191187

About Banu Akdenizli

Banu Akdenizli is associate professor of communication and head of the Department of Public Relations and Publicity at Yeditepe more

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"This book is a welcome and much needed contribution to the growing field of Internet Studies. Filled with insightful, forward-thinking and well designed essays and studies, it expands our understanding of how online media are shaping and are being shaped by the Turkish socio-cultural context. Sophisticated, up-to-date, and innovative, this is a must read for all those interested in the transformative potential of the net and its platforms." -- Zizi Papacharissi, University of Illinois at Chicago "Digital Transformations in Turkey convincingly unpacks the illusion of Turkish homogeneity and instead presents the immense complexity and heterogeneity that characterizes this country. This diversity is present in the book itself, with a combination of critical and descriptive chapters, and with attention spent on both subordinated groups in Turkish society, and mainstream political and business actors. Firmly embedded in context, but simultaneously transcendent of national context's confining nature, this book is a fascinating read for those interested in the cultural, social, and political aspects of digital media." -- Nico Carpentier, Belgium and Charles University "Congratulations to the editor, Banu Akdenizli, and the eclectic contributors of this impressive and timely volume on the role and impact of digital communication technologies, including social media, on the cultural, relational, and political aspects of Turkish society. This book will be of interest to researchers, instructors, and students of cultural studies, mass communication, global studies, and contemporary media." -- Yahya R. Kamalipour, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State Universityshow more

Table of contents

Contents Part 1: Culture, Society and the Individual Chapter 1: A Multidimensional Privacy Orientation Scale: Development and Validation with Turkish Twitter Users Lemi Baruh, Haluk Mert Bal and Zeynep Cemalcilar Chapter 2: New Media, Everyday Life, and the Poor: An Ethnographic Inquiry Hakan Ergul, Emre Gokalp and Incilay Cangoz Chapter 3: Online Games and the Spirit of Capitalism: An Analysis of Youngsters and Clash of Clans Billur Ulger Chapter 4: "To be a Child in the 1980s" in Turkey: Construction of Generational Memory and Nostalgia Through Cyberspace Demet Lukuslu Chapter 5: A Case of Representing the Gypsy Identity on the Internet in Turkey Ozlem Akkaya Part 2: Industries, Design and Practice Chapter 6: Changing Power Perceptions: Public Relations Practitioners and Social Media Ebru Uzunoglu, Burcu Oksuz and Merve Genc Chapter 7: Integrating New Media into Higher Education: A Turkish Case in Transmedia, Convergence and Gamification Erkan Saka Chapter 8: Every Now And Then: Journalists and Twitter Use in Turkey Banu Akdenizli Chapter 9: Communicating Social Responsibility: A Look at Turkish Corporate Websites Banu Bicakci Chapter 10: Our Voices, Our Lives, Our Labors, Our Rights:The Socialist Feminist Collective and The Feminist Politics Berrin Yanikkaya Part 3: Insitutions, Governance and Democracy Chapter 11: In Quest for Democracy: Internet Freedom and Politics in Contemporary Turkey Asli Tunc Chapter 12: "#WeAreErdogan": The Justice and Development Party's Social Media Campaign during the 2011 General Elections Mutlu Binark, Tugrul Comu, Asli Telli Aydemir, Gunseli Bayraktutan, Burak Dogu, Gozde Islamoglu Chapter 13: The Politics of the Digital Technoscape in Turkey: Surveillance and Resistance of Kurds Burce Celik Chapter 14: The Revolution Will Be Hacktivated: Turkish Marxist Hacker Groups Murat Akser Chapter 15: Using Social Media Dialogically?Political Parties in Turkey and the 2014 Local Elections Banu Akdenizli and Nazli Cetinshow more