The Soft Power of the Russian Language (Review)

Pamir Dietrich, Ayşe


The Soft Power of the Russian Language (Book Review)
Pamir Dietrich, Ayşe (2020-07-01)
This collaborative work examines the socio-linguistic situations of the Russian language and its status outside the Russian Federation, or, as the authors put it, the Near and Far Abroad.[1] The pluricentric trends that involve political, ideological and socio-economic power, and the intensified centrifugal tendencies in the development of Russian on the territory of ex-Soviet states are also analyzed. The book consists of four chapters. Each chapter is composed of several articles (twenty-one) that comple...
The dichotomy between piety and zealotry: Reflections on the relation between religiosity and democratic secularism
Demiray, Mehmet Ruhi (Orta Doğu Teknik Üniversitesi (Ankara, Turkey), 2015-12)
It is a mark of the decades we live in that the long-standing relations between politics and religion founded along the axis of liberal-democratic principles have turned out to appear problematical. It seems now an important issue to find out how religiosity should be located within political and social terrain. The cliché that fundamentalism constitutes the limit for tolerating religious demands and movements within liberal democratic regimes, does not help much. The real problem is how to draw the distinc...
AKILLIOĞLU, FATMA ÇAĞLİN; Sungur, Semra; Çakıroğlu, Jale; Department of Elementary Education (2022-8)
This critical research aimed to investigate the discursive choices of science education and elementary science education epistemic communities to reveal the characteristics of their promoted discourses, the power differences, and how these differences were created by their discursive choices. The lack of prior research on epistemic communities in science education led this research to investigate epistemic communities in two contexts, science and elementary science education, and to conduct a co-citation an...
The world of children in picture books : a study in cultural diversity and socialization
Saktanber, Ayşe Nur; Department of Sociology (1985)
The discursive production of urban temporalities: a Foucauldian Critical Discourse Analysis of the Lyari Expressway, Karachi
Abdullah, Adam; Ataöv Demirkan, Anlı; Department of City and Regional Planning (2022-9-16)
This qualitative study presents a critical view on conceptualizing time within the urban domain. The research undertakes a Foucauldian Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) of the discourses of planners, civil society members, and affectees on their roles and experiences regarding the Lyari Expressway project (pre-2001 to 2022) in Karachi. It explores the process of discursive production through two key Foucauldian concepts: the regime of truth, and subject formation. The themes emerging from the study indicate...
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