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New-Nationalist Popular Art in Turkey Pinar Sayan

New-Nationalist Popular Art in Turkey

Pinar Sayan

Published June 28th 2010
ISBN : 9783838347998
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112 pages
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In the post-colonial and post-communist world nationalism has become a subject of great interest to academics and political commentators alike. This interest has generated by the fact that after the end of the Cold War, nationalism was expected to beMoreIn the post-colonial and post-communist world nationalism has become a subject of great interest to academics and political commentators alike. This interest has generated by the fact that after the end of the Cold War, nationalism was expected to be replaced by a cosmopolitan world with liberal values. Yet this has proved not to be the case. Globalization and liberalism have not been able to prevent the rise of a new wave of nationalism. The aim of this research is to explore the expressions of new nationalisms in Turkey in the artistic field and the political messages disseminated by the new nationalist films, TV series, and books. Among many of the new nationalist cultural products, Kurtlar Vadisi has been chosen as the object of a case study because of its enormous popularity. The distinctive features of Kurtlar Vadisi such as mistrust of state authorities, heroism, excessive use of violence, masculinity, variety of enemies and reliance on conspiracy theories can also be considered the basic characteristics of new-nationalism. The overall goal is to arrive at a conceptualization of the new nationalism as a popular art phenomenon in Turkey.