Open borders, closed minds: The discursive construction of national identity in North Cyprus

  title={Open borders, closed minds: The discursive construction of national identity in North Cyprus},
  author={Sanem Şahin},
  journal={Media, Culture \& Society},
  pages={583 - 597}
  • Sanem Şahin
  • Published 2011
  • Political Science
  • Media, Culture & Society
The article investigates the discursive construction of a Turkish Cypriot national identity by the newspapers in North Cyprus. It questions the representation and reconstruction processes of national identity within the press and examines the various practices employed to mobilize readers around certain national imaginings. Using Critical Discourse Analysis, the article analyses news reports of the opening of border crossings in Cyprus in 2003, based on their content, the strategies used in the… Expand
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