The Political meaning of friendship: thinking friendship as a way to collectivity

Download
2018
Hafızoğlu, Günce
This study aims at rethinking the political meaning of friendship and interrogating the possibility of considering friendship as a way to collectivity. For this purpose, Rancièrian conceptualization of politics as an aesthetic matter and as a presupposition of equality is examined. It is suggested that Rancièrian theoretical framework provides insights for considering friendship as a community of equals and thus as a way to collectivity by bearing the original paradox of politics within itself.

Suggestions

Structural violence and bio-power
Demirbaş, Elif; Birler, Reşide Ömür; Department of Political Science and Public Administration (2019)
This study aims at rethinking the political meaning of friendship and interrogating the possibility of considering friendship as a way to collectivity. For this purpose, Rancièrian conceptualization of politics as an aesthetic matter and as a presupposition of equality is examined. It is suggested that Rancièrian theoretical framework provides insights for considering friendship as a community of equals and thus as a way to collectivity by bearing the original paradox of politics within itself.
The role of social identity and collective memory in predicting in-group bias and collective action in Turkey‟s alevis
Bükün, Mehmet Fatih; Cingöz Ulu, Banu; Department of Psychology (2014)
The aim of this thesis is to examine the relationship between social identity, collective action participation and in-group bias in the Alevi community in Anatolia. In doing this, the mediatory role of collective memory is also investigated. In examining collective memory, one positive event and one negative event that Alevis had lived through in the past were selected (Namely, the re-opening of Haji Bektash Veli Dervish Lodge in 1964 which was closed in 1925 was chosen as the positive event and Madımak Mas...
Understanding populist politics in Turkey: a hegemonic depth approach
Yalvaç, Faruk (Cambridge University Press (CUP), 2019-12-01)
The aim of this article is to understand populism as a hegemonic project involving a struggle for power between different social forces. We take a critical realist approach in defining populism. This implies several things. We develop a new approach to understanding populist politics by taking neither a purely discursive (Laclau), nor a solely structural (Poulantzas), but a critical realist approach and analysing the three-way relationship between structural conditions, agency, and institutional framework. ...
The role of culture and relational context in interpersonal conflict: Do Turks and Canadians use different conflict management strategies?
Cingöz Ulu, Banu (2007-07-01)
This study explored cultural differences in conflict management strategies within the context of same-sex friendships, opposite-sex friendships, and romantic relationships. About 114 Turkish and 135 Canadian university students completed a conflict management measure. Results showed that overall, romantic relationships involved a more extensive use of conflict management strategies than did opposite-sex friendships, with same-sex friendships falling in-between the two. Cultural differences emerged, however,...
The relationship between cross-cutting exposure and political tolerance: the case of Turkey
Paksoy, Cansu; Cingöz Ulu, Banu; Department of Psychology (2017)
Political tolerance is a crucial issue in Turkey due to potential political polarization, prolonged inter-ethnic conflicts, and negative views toward minorities. This study examines the relationship between cross-cutting exposure and political tolerance based on the beneficial consequences of cross-cutting exposure for deliberation (i.e., unbiased information seeking, ambivalence, a realistic perspective towards one’s own view). The present study replicates the hypothesis that cross-cutting discussion (i.e....
Citation Formats
G. Hafızoğlu, “The Political meaning of friendship: thinking friendship as a way to collectivity,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2018.