Collective identity in feminist alternative new media: the case of 5harfliler.com .

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2020
Acar, Ezg
This thesis assesses 5harfliler.com, a feminist alternative new media product, in terms of its construction of a collective identity. The focus will be on the construction of the collective identity in the feminist alternative new media opposing the major discourses in power and the property of the collective identity being positioned in a discursive framework. This research indicates the applicability of the theories on collective identity construction to the feminist alternative new media. It raises the question of whether 5harfliler fosters an identity construction in its challenge to dominant discourses of patriarchal power through discursive productions. Thus, the study deploys a discourse analysis of the articles on the website’s prominent topics. As a result of the discourse analysis, it is seen that 5harfliler is a place of problematization in which patriarchal codes are contested through discursive productions, yet these productions do not meet the factors for the construction of a collective identity.

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E. Acar, “Collective identity in feminist alternative new media: the case of 5harfliler.com .,” Thesis (M.S.) -- Graduate School of Social Sciences. Gender and Women’s Studies., Middle East Technical University, 2020.