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[ecrea] New Book: Digital Transformations in Turkey: Current Perspectives in Communication Studies

Fri Mar 20 15:59:27 GMT 2015

New Book: Digital Transformations in Turkey: Current Perspectives in Communication Studies
Banu Akdenizli (ed.)

Book Description

As the world has become more interconnected we are increasingly aware of the global interdependence of people and cultures. Many draw attention to how human communication and interaction is not only facilitated by the Internet but also how it increases the range and the number of ways in which we are able to connect and interact with others. These changing, shifting cultural, economic and technological realities have led many to question the power of the nation-state and how it is being restructured. Information and communication technologies (ICTs), particularly the Internet have and are transforming and even in some cases destabilizing governance and power. It is of common understanding by now that ICTs play a vital role in the social, political and economic development of every country. As they have become everyday technologies continuously embedded, and routinized in societies where they are mostly used (Lievrouw & Livingstone, 2010), ICTS are also transforming social contexts, communication activities, practices, social arrangements and organizations.

This book’s aim is analyze the genesis, dynamics, and functioning of different communication contexts in relations to digital transformations as they are experienced in Turkey. This volume intends to provide an intellectual, multi-faceted, and balanced discussion and presentation of the role and impact of modern communication technologies within different communication contexts. The expected outcome of this publication is not only to offer a general understanding of how different communication fields are being transformed but also outline and demonstrate the particular case of Turkey, a country with an appetite for development and growth albeit its questionable and notorious track record of freedom of expression and violations in the media.

Table of Contents:

Introduction     Banu Akdenizli

Part 1: Culture, Society and the Individual

1. A Multidimensional Privacy Orientation Scale: Development and Validation with Turkish Twitter Users Lemi Baruh, Haluk Mert Bal and Zeynep Cemalcilar

2. New Media, Everyday Life, and the Poor: An Ethnographic InquiryHakan Ergül, Emre Gökalp and Incilay Cangöz

3. Online Games and the Spirit of Capitalism: An Analysis of Youngsters and Clash of Clans Billur Ülger

4. “To be a Child in the 1980s” in Turkey: Construction of Generational Memory and Nostalgia Through Cyberspace Demet Lüküslü

5. A Case of Representing the Gypsy Identity on the Internet in Turkey

Özlem Akkaya

Part 2: Industries, Design and Practice

6. Changing Power Perceptions: Public Relations Practitioners and Social Media Ebru Uzunoglu, Burcu Öksüz and Merve Genç

7. Integrating New Media into Higher Education: A Turkish Case in Transmedia, Convergence and Gamification Erkan Saka

8. Every Now And Then: Journalists and Twitter Use in Turkey Banu Akdenizli

9. Communicating Social Responsibility: A Look at Turkish Corporate Websites A. Banu Biçakçi

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

11. In Quest for Democracy: Internet Freedom and Politics in Contemporary Turkey Asli Tunç

12. “#WeAreErdogan”: The Justice and Development Party’s Social Media Campaign during the 2011 General Elections Mutlu Binark, Tugrul Çomu, Asli Telli Aydemir, Günseli Bayraktutan, Burak Dogu, Gözde Islamoglu

13. The Politics of the Digital Technoscape in Turkey: Surveillance and Resistance of Kurds Burçe Çelik

14. The Revolution Will Be Hacktivated: Turkish Marxist Hacker Groups Murat Akser

15. Using Social Media Dialogically?Political Parties in Turkey and the 2014 Local Elections Banu Akdenizli and Nazli Çetin

Banu Akdenizli, PhD
Associate Professor, Dept. Head
Yeditepe University
Public Relations and Publicity
Phone: (90) 216-578-0835
Fax: (90) 216-578-0646

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