Depoliticizing politics: Egypt's media boycotts in the Turkish media

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By focusing on public discourse about the 2013 Egyptian boycott of Turkish television series, this paper analyzes the rarely discussed "media boycott"phenomenon in media studies. By examining the discursive chasms of Turkish Press and entertainment media through a critical discourse analysis (CDA), we investigate how the Turkish dailies take a position to determine the boycotting issue to the public, and enquire into the politics around the boycotting discourse which created an illusion that markets are not embedded in political relations, which can be considered separate domains under capitalism. The concept we called "depoliticizing the politics"denotes that Turkish agents framed the boycott as a solely economic crisis by dismissing the conflict's political dimension.




Kaptan, Y., & Kraidy, M. M. (2021). Depoliticizing politics: Egypt’s media boycotts in the Turkish media. Communication, Culture and Critique, 14(3), 405–421.

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