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Resisting Military Service and Militarism in a "Military-Nation": Framing Processes within the Conscientious Objection Movement in Turkey

Farsakoglu, Eda LU (2011) The 25th Conference of Nordic Sociological Association
Abstract
The Conscientious Objection Movement in Turkey represents the first and only social movement to challenge the legitimacy of compulsory military service and the hegemonic militarist ideology embedded in widespread cultural and institutional practices in Turkey. Based on the examination of in-depth interviews with activists, observations, and documentary material, triangulated in a qualitative case study, this paper attempts to delineate how movement actors understand the 'world-out-there' and how their socially constructed ideas affect movement development and mobilization process within the Turkish context. To examine these processes, the study draws on theoretical insights of the framing perspective in the study of social movements. Since... (More)
The Conscientious Objection Movement in Turkey represents the first and only social movement to challenge the legitimacy of compulsory military service and the hegemonic militarist ideology embedded in widespread cultural and institutional practices in Turkey. Based on the examination of in-depth interviews with activists, observations, and documentary material, triangulated in a qualitative case study, this paper attempts to delineate how movement actors understand the 'world-out-there' and how their socially constructed ideas affect movement development and mobilization process within the Turkish context. To examine these processes, the study draws on theoretical insights of the framing perspective in the study of social movements. Since the movement framing literature tends to focus on movements that emerge and operate in Western liberal democracies, this study tries to speak to the gap in the literature, which is how the construction and use of movement collective action frames may differ in non-Western, politically/socially repressive and/or partially/non-democratic contexts. The main argument of the paper is that the framing context in which the movement activity is embedded, influences the constructions of and the changes in ideational moves of the movement actors, which in turn conduces to differential mobilizing effects. (Less)
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  author       = {Farsakoglu, Eda},
  keyword      = {the Conscientious Objection Movement,Turkey,framing processes,social movements,militarism/military service},
  language     = {eng},
  title        = {Resisting Military Service and Militarism in a "Military-Nation": Framing Processes within the Conscientious Objection Movement in Turkey},
  year         = {2011},
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