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dc.contributor.authorYanık, L. K.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-28T11:59:33Z
dc.date.available2015-07-28T11:59:33Z
dc.date.issued2011-02en_US
dc.identifier.issn0962-6298
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/11998
dc.description.abstractThis article examines the discursive practices that enable the construction of Turkish “exceptionalism.” It argues that in an attempt to play the mediator/peacemaker role as an emerging power, the Turkish elite construct an “exceptionalist” identity that portrays Turkey in a liminal state. This liminality and thus the “exceptionalist” identity it creates, is rooted in the hybridization of Turkey’s geographical and historical characteristics. The Turkish foreign policy elite make every effort to underscore Turkey’s geography as a meeting place of different continents. Historically, there has also been an ongoing campaign to depict Turkey’s past as “multicultural” and multi-civilizational. These constructions of identity however, run counter to the Kemalist nation-building project, which is based on “purity” in contrast to “hybridity” both in terms of historiography and practice.en_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.source.titlePolitical Geographyen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.polgeo.2011.01.003en_US
dc.subjectTurkeyen_US
dc.subjectExceptionalismen_US
dc.subjectLiminalityen_US
dc.subjectHybridizationen_US
dc.subjectForeign Policyen_US
dc.subjectDiscourseen_US
dc.subjectMetaphorsen_US
dc.subjectEurasiaen_US
dc.subjectNeo-ottomanismen_US
dc.titleConstructing Turkish “exceptionalism”: Discourses of liminality and hybridity in post-Cold War Turkish foreign policyen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.departmentDepartment of Political Science and Public Administrationen_US
dc.citation.spage80en_US
dc.citation.epage89en_US
dc.citation.volumeNumber30en_US
dc.citation.issueNumber2en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.polgeo.2011.01.003en_US
dc.publisherElsevieren_US


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