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Music videos as protest communication: The Gezi Park protest on You Tube

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posted on 23.03.2020 by Olu Jenzen, Itir Erhart, Hande Eslen-Ziya, Derya Gucdemir, Umut Korkut, Aidan McGarry
This chapter explores the relevance of the protest song as political
communication in the Internet era. Focusing on the prolific and diverse YouTube music video output of the Gezi Park protest of 2013, we explore how digital technologies and social media offer new opportunities for protest music to be produced and reach new audiences. We argue that the affordances of digital media and Internet platforms such as YouTube play a crucial part in the production, distribution and consumption of protest music. In the music videos, collected from Twitter, activists use a range of aesthetic and rhetorical tools such as various mash-up techniques
to challenge mainstream media reporting on the protest, communicate
solidarity, and express resistance to dominant political discourse.

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  • Loughborough University London

Published in

The Aesthetics of Global Protest: Visual Culture and Communication

Pages

211 - 232 (21)

Publisher

Amsterdam University Press

Version

VoR (Version of Record)

Rights holder

© the Authors

Publisher statement

This is an Open Access Article. It is published by Amsterdam University Press under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Publication date

2019-12-09

Copyright date

2019

ISBN

9789463724913

Language

en

Editor(s)

Aidan McGarry; Itir Erhart; Hande Eslen-Ziya; Olu Jenzen; Umut Korkut

Depositor

Dr Aidan McGarry Deposit date: 19 March 2020

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