Tales of past, present, and future: mythmaking and nationalist discourse in Turkish politics

@article{Cetin2004TalesOP,
  title={Tales of past, present, and future: mythmaking and nationalist discourse in Turkish politics},
  author={M. Cetin},
  journal={Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs},
  year={2004},
  volume={24},
  pages={347 - 365}
}
  • M. Cetin
  • Published 2004
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs
This paper analyzes the representations of the past and the use of symbolic forms of legitimization as modes of power and domination in contemporary Turkish politics. It examines the ways through which histories are socially constructed, and the relationships forged between this construction and the ideological beliefs of agents. The paper also address issues of identity and underlines the critical need for an awareness of a living past. The first part of this paper deals with the motivations… Expand
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