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Edited By Devrim İnce and Yurdagül Bezirgan Arar

Journalism in Turkey has an ambivalent characteristic. On the one hand, the social demand for genuine journalism has increased, and on the other hand, news has turned into a tool within the polluted political polarization atmosphere.
In the age of fake news and post-truth, practices of journalism in Turkey both contain significantly striking examples of how media professionals overcome the barriers and also give some clues about the changing nature of journalism. The book examines the deep crisis mainstream media experience in Turkey. New-born media institutions, alternatives, their start-up strategies, and transformation of journalism field are scrutinized by qualitative and quantitative methods. The book aims to present a current picture of journalism in Turkey by underlining both historical continuities and breaks from the tradition.
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Construction of Gender Codes in Conservative Media: Conserved Gender (Semiray Yücebaş)


Semiray Yücebaş

Construction of Gender Codes in Conservative Media: Conserved Gender


It is a known fact that the dominant assumptions about gender codes are reproduced through the media. There is no doubt that this construction is more likely to be seen in the media organs and in the content of the publications based on the conservative ideology. This is because conservative ideology and related assumptions are intended to preserve the dominant viewpoint in the construction of gender codes. To understand why, it is necessary to put forward the general perspective of conservative ideology towards society and the state. According to conservative ideology, society appears to be the source of a range of community-like relationships (Güler, 2008: 132). Society is not composed of classes or individuals in conflict with each other. Based on conservatism, society is perceived an organic integrity, which is gathered around a common past and common values and integrated in a hierarchical structure, imposing itself on its past and present; in other words, a cultural existence (Öğün, 2008). Accordingly, society is an organic structure with the articulation and interrelation of its functions and also with the necessity of cumulative development over time (Nispet, 1986: 25). With the age of revolutions, this integrity was damaged and destroyed by ancient social traditions. Therefore, in conservatism, mechanization, the deterioration of rural structure and social order, and proletarianization are opposed (Güler, 2008: 123). Conservative ideology aims to protect the traditional society that...

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