Beyaz Türk Kimdir? Kavramın Oluşum Sürecinin Ve Içeriğinin Tarihsel Olarak Incelenmesi
Akgün, Ceylan Nur
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This thesis explains which meanings do the discourse “white Turk” comprises of and the stages of the evolution thereof. Critical Discourse Analysis is used to focus on how the distinction between “We” and “Others” is formed through the meanings produced by the media in connection wiht white Turkism. The discourse white Turk was designed as an ideal prototype in modernization imagination of the official ideology; and the public approval on such social prototype was gained through media and symbolic elites. The people who are not, or are unable to be, part of that white Turk prototype, which is determined according to the cultural patterns such as life styles, consumption habits, leisure activities, have been exposed to symbolic violenceby the media elites. The white Turk discourse gas a proponsity to reduce other subjects to passive and groundless essences. In the columns reviewed, it has been observed that the white Turks are associated with the urban, liberal, educated middle classes.