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Role of Media in Struggles for Recognition. Case of Internally Displaced Persons in Azerbaijan

Shenshina, Olga LU (2012) SIMV27 20121
Graduate School
Abstract
Internal displacement is a relatively new issue in the international agenda, in general, and in research, in particular. However, due to the steady increase in the number of displaced persons globally, this problem becomes more and more visible. This study sees internally displaced persons as marginalized and subaltern group, which is, however, potentially able to start struggle for recognition, worldwide and in native states. It is suggested that the media plays a crucial role in this process, as, through the circulation of particular discourses, it is able to create the ‘frameworks of interpretation’, which can help displaced to unite as a group and to start acting; or, vice-versa which can help to keep them apart and inactive. In order... (More)
Internal displacement is a relatively new issue in the international agenda, in general, and in research, in particular. However, due to the steady increase in the number of displaced persons globally, this problem becomes more and more visible. This study sees internally displaced persons as marginalized and subaltern group, which is, however, potentially able to start struggle for recognition, worldwide and in native states. It is suggested that the media plays a crucial role in this process, as, through the circulation of particular discourses, it is able to create the ‘frameworks of interpretation’, which can help displaced to unite as a group and to start acting; or, vice-versa which can help to keep them apart and inactive. In order to find evidences for this, case of Azerbaijan was presented. As Azerbaijan is the authoritarian state, where media is not free, the critical discourse analysis of not only mainstream media texts, but also alternative online media texts were done. Differences in discourses were explained from the point of view of the country context; and possible influence of these discourses on the ability of internally displaced persons to unite for struggle for recognition was discussed. (Less)
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author
Shenshina, Olga LU
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SIMV27 20121
year
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
internally displaced persons, struggle for recognition, discourse, mainstream media, alternative media, public sphere, Azerbaijan
language
English
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3046196
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2012-09-19 09:17:03
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  abstract     = {Internal displacement is a relatively new issue in the international agenda, in general, and in research, in particular. However, due to the steady increase in the number of displaced persons globally, this problem becomes more and more visible. This study sees internally displaced persons as marginalized and subaltern group, which is, however, potentially able to start struggle for recognition, worldwide and in native states. It is suggested that the media plays a crucial role in this process, as, through the circulation of particular discourses, it is able to create the ‘frameworks of interpretation’, which can help displaced to unite as a group and to start acting; or, vice-versa which can help to keep them apart and inactive. In order to find evidences for this, case of Azerbaijan was presented. As Azerbaijan is the authoritarian state, where media is not free, the critical discourse analysis of not only mainstream media texts, but also alternative online media texts were done. Differences in discourses were explained from the point of view of the country context; and possible influence of these discourses on the ability of internally displaced persons to unite for struggle for recognition was discussed.},
  author       = {Shenshina, Olga},
  keyword      = {internally displaced persons,struggle for recognition,discourse,mainstream media,alternative media,public sphere,Azerbaijan},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Role of Media in Struggles for Recognition. Case of Internally Displaced Persons in Azerbaijan},
  year         = {2012},
}