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Screening for Erdoğanism: television, post-truth and political fear

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posted on 13.12.2019, 12:15 by Burce Celik
The majority of current political communication studies focus on digital and social media, and overlook the centrality of television for the production and endurance of strongman politics in the Global South. By focusing on the journalistic television productions aired during the June 2018 election period in Turkey, this article unpacks the televisual logic that is incarnated in different modalities of telling and narrating of televisual genres. I propose two main themes: the ‘political fear’ of physical and social security threats, and ‘post-truth communications’ as the main televisual idioms for a vision of the future that is either secure or chaotic, that is, with or without Erdoğan. By combining political economy, content and textual analysis, I scrutinise the production dynamics of the televisual economy and the control and content of factual segments.

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  • Loughborough University London

Published in

European Journal of Communication

Volume

35

Issue

4

Pages

339 - 354

Publisher

SAGE Publications

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Rights holder

© The Author

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Acceptance date

23/10/2019

Publication date

2020/02/28

Copyright date

2020

ISSN

0267-3231

eISSN

1460-3705

Language

en

Depositor

Dr Burce Celik. Deposit date: 12 December 2019

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