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Author Çakmak, Alper, author.

Title History, discourse, and policy in modern Turkey / Alper Çakmak
Published Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company, [2021]


Description 1 online resource : illustrations (some color)
Series Discourse approaches to politics, society and culture (DAPSAC), 1569-9463 ; volume 95
Discourse approaches to politics, society, and culture ; v. 95.
Contents Intro -- History, Discourse, and Policy in Modern Turkey -- Editorial page -- Title page -- Copyright page -- Table of contents -- List of tables -- List of figures -- Preface -- Abbreviations -- Chapter 1. Introduction -- 1.1 Guiding objectives and questions -- 1.2 Outline of the book -- 1.3 Historical legacies in Turkish politics -- Chapter 2. Theoretical background -- 2.1 Theoretical background for the analysis of the political discourse -- 2.1.1 Othering to institute the self -- 2.1.2 The function of the political discourse -- 2.1.3 Tools of discourse analysis -- 2.2 The nature of the data source -- 2.2.1 The scope -- 2.2.2 Design of the study -- Chapter 3. (De?) constructing and rewriting the history: Figures and events -- 3.1 Pro-Tutelage vs Neo-Ottoman Readings on the History of the Turkish Republic -- 3.2 Introduction of the commemoration of Kut-Al-Amara, re-imagining the Sick Man of Europe -- 3.3 The discourse of history during Gezi Park protests -- 3.4 An Ottoman officer and the founding father: Ghazi Mustafa Kemal vs Atatürk -- 3.5 Discourse on coups and coup attempts -- 3.6 Borders of heart: Discrediting Lausanne Treaty & -- negotiators -- 3.7 Discourse going beyond the alleged history: Myth-writing -- Chapter 4. Structuring the self construct: Self imagined ottoman -- 14.1.1 The components of instituting identity -- 4.1.2 We are grandsons of Ottomans: Self-appointed identity as a means of grounding legitimacy -- 4.1.3 Constituents of bethinking Ottoman: Islamic creed and ancient (Kadim) Anatolian culture -- 4.1.4 The celebration of the conquest of Istanbul revisited -- 4.1.5 Marking the gap between self / other nexus: Outlining the self -- 4.1.6 Contemporary Turkey: Contemporaneity retrieved from the legacy of history -- Chapter 5. Discourse and policy: Between utopia and reality
5.1 The hypothesis for the modus operandi of the relationship between discourse and policy -- 5.1.1 Discourse and policy on the presidential system of government -- 5.1.2 Discourse and policy: "Mon chers" -- 5.2 Discourse and policy: Moralism without outer limits -- 5.2.1 Discourse on Syrian refugees and Syrian refugees policy -- 5.2.2 Discourse on the victory of Malazgirt: Reflection of the ideational world (discourse) and policy -- 5.2.3 Discourse on the execution of Motiur Rehman Nizami and policy -- 5.2.4 Ottoman language course: Discourse and policy -- 5.3 Discourse and policy: Moralism with outer limits -- 5.3.1 Discourse on the Lausanne Treaty: Reflection of the ideational world (discourse) and official statement (policy) -- 5.3.2 Discourse on the Uyghur Turks in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region: Reflection of the ideational world (discourse) and official statement (policy) -- 5.3.3 Discourse on the military presence in the region: Concurring discourse and policy -- 5.3.4 Discourse and policy: Turkey -- Israel relations -- 5.3.5 Discourse and policy: The Ottoman military barracks, Taksim Mosque and Atatürk Cultural Center in Taksim -- 5.3.6 Discourse and policy: Al-Quds (Jerusalem) question and relations with Israel -- Conclusion -- 6.1 Theoretical grounding -- 6.2 Results revisited: Hypotheses -- 6.3 Concluding remarks -- Index
Summary "Through critical discourse analysis (CDA) and the discourse-historical approach (DHA), this book probes into political discourse imbued with historical legacies, with particular focus on explicating the structure and function of AKP stories and its relationship with Turkish politics. It offers an alternative way of reading the transformation in such politics via the pattern of deconstruction, reconstruction, and policymaking. It systematically delineates how President R. Tayyip Erdoğan's political discourse evokes dialog that embodies the grand legacy of history, deconstructs the mentality of the opposition, reconstructs an alternative dialog, and converts discourse into policy. The book breaks a new ground by introducing a theoretical framework on the relationship between political discourse and policy. It traces how political stories sourced largely by appropriated historical themes and figures enable rhetoricians to weave simple yet good and influential stories to legitimize potential political action, by beguiling people's hearts and minds"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on October 19, 2021)
Subject Erdoğan, Recep Tayyip -- Language
Erdoğan, Recep Tayyip
AK Parti (Turkey) -- Language
AK Parti (Turkey)
Communication in politics -- Turkey
Discourse analysis -- Political aspects -- Turkey
Rhetoric -- Political aspects -- Turkey
Communication in politics
Discourse analysis -- Political aspects
Historiography -- Political aspects
Language and languages
Politics and government
Rhetoric -- Political aspects
Turkey -- Historiography -- Political aspects
Turkey -- Politics and government -- 21st century
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2021036146
ISBN 9789027258472