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Contextual Approaches in Communication

Edited By Corina Daba-Buzoianu, Hasan Arslan and Mehmet Ali Icbay

Contexual Approaches in Communication is a collection of papers by researchers from several different institutions on a wide range of communication issues: social responsibility, social media, cyberbullying, interpersonal communication, gender issues and the impact of Facebook, advertising, television and mobese cameras. The book addresses educators, researchers, social students and teachers and it will also be useful to all those who interact, one way or another, with both students and teachers in a communication context.
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Presidency as a New Political Field of Power: The Reflections of Field-Habitus Relations on Twitter

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Introduction

Political election processes can be, in a sense, defined as processes of active struggle for power in various social fields. Considering Pierre Bourdieu’s basic approaches to sociological analysis, we can say that this struggle takes the actual place between the ones who dominate the field and who have the power and the capital to dominate. In this regard, people who have the opportunity to dominate are the visible actors who put up an active struggle in the political field. However, the struggle in question is between the ones who have the ability to dominate, as well as the capital kinds which give the “dominant ones” the opportunity to dominate the field. In this respect, the main factor determining the direction, severity, and greatness of the struggle are the capacity, size, and richness of the symbolic capital that are held by the dominant ones who struggle in the field. When considered from this point of view, the struggle of the power domain is a field of conflict and rivalry in which fierce battles are experienced from time to time.

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