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dc.contributor.advisorGöğüş, Celile Itır
dc.contributor.authorTuran, Orçun
dc.date.accessioned2021-01-13T10:29:55Z
dc.date.available2021-01-13T10:29:55Z
dc.date.copyright2020-12
dc.date.issued2021-01
dc.date.submitted2021-01-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/54887
dc.descriptionCataloged from PDF version of article.en_US
dc.descriptionThesis (M.S.): Bilkent University, Department of Management, İhsan Doğramacı Bilkent University, 2020.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (leaves 71-79).en_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis examines the integral part makeover shows play in the formation of neoliberal subjectivity. The hegemonic neoliberal ideology demands citizens to claim responsibility for the social welfare services and offerings that the states cease to provide. The idealized citizenship in this system is a self-enterprising, responsible, and autonomous one who has or strives to have self-esteem in order to become and remain the best version of oneself. The subjectivity neoliberalism (re)constructs and promotes can be seen in cultural products, too. Television, particularly makeover reality television, has an informative part in the formation of this subjectivity. The experts makeover shows employ portray and eventually teach the audience how to conduct themselves without the help -social welfare- the states are supposed to offer. Borrowing Michel Foucault’s conceptualization of “governmentality”, the conduct of conduct for the citizen, this research aims to reveal the neoliberal governmentality displayed in makeover shows through experts’ tutorials of the idealized neoliberal lifestyle and consumership. While doing so, this thesis uses the American makeover reality show, Queer Eye as its context. In addition to drawing from the critical governmentality literature, the thesis uses Halberstam’s low theory in order to provide an alternative understanding of success/failure that is beyond the binary neoliberal definition of these terms, and questions the possibility for a (queer) alternative way of being.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Orçun Turanen_US
dc.format.extentvii, 82 leaves ; 30 cm.en_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessen_US
dc.subjectGovernmentalityen_US
dc.subjectMakeover showsen_US
dc.subjectNeoliberalismen_US
dc.subjectQueernessen_US
dc.subjectSelf-careen_US
dc.title“The (not so) queer art of flopping”: makeover shows and the formation of neoliberal subjectivityen_US
dc.title.alternative“Kuir bir başar(ama)ma”: baştan yarat programları ve neoliberal öznelliğin inşasıen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.departmentDepartment of Managementen_US
dc.publisherBilkent Universityen_US
dc.description.degreeM.S.en_US
dc.identifier.itemidB109904


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