Representations of labor protests against privatization in turkish press: the cases of Seka and Tüpraş

Tırman, Ceyda
The main objective of this study is to analyze how labor’s protests against the privatization in Turkey, are reconstructed in news. So, news discourse on labor protests against privatization of SEKA and TÜPRAŞ investigated in five newspapers of Turkey. During analysis, on which reconciliations meaning in the news are constructed was probed by both identifying the linguistic and narrative aspects of the news. Therefore discourse analyses will be applied to study how and on which level a pro-privatization ideology production is realized in the labor protest against privatization news. So, construction of a hegemonic ideology in Turkey by joining various discourse elements, and if there are any conflicts between parties in this construction was investigated.


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Citation Formats
C. Tırman, “Representations of labor protests against privatization in turkish press: the cases of Seka and Tüpraş,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2007.