New Book: Cyprus and its Conflicts. Representations, Materialities, and Cultures
Edited by Vaia Doudaki and Nico Carpentier
Publisher: Berghahn Books; 1 edition (November 30, 2017)
ISBN 978-1-78533-724-6 Hb
eISBN 978-1-78533-725-3 eBook
The Mediterranean island of Cyprus is the site of enduring political, military, and economic conflict. This interdisciplinary collection takes Cyprus as a geographical, cultural and political point of reference for understanding how conflict is mediated, represented, reconstructed, experienced, and transformed. Through methodologically diverse case studies of a wide range of topics—including public art, urban spaces, and print, broadcast and digital media—it assembles an impressively multifaceted perspective, one that provides broad insights into the complex interplay of culture, conflict, and identity.
Vaia Doudaki is Associate Professor of Media and Communication Studies at the Department of Informatics and Media of Uppsala University. Her research focuses on representations, identities, and discourse in media. Her most recent work on the current economic crisis has been published in journals such as Journalism, European Journal of Communication and Javnost – The Public. Nico Carpentier is Professor of Media and Communication Studies at the Department of Informatics and Media of Uppsala University, Associate Professor in the Communication Studies Department of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, and Docent at Charles University in Prague. His previous book is The Discursive-Material Knot: Cyprus in Conflict and Community Media Participation.
Introduction: A Multidisciplinary and Multiperspectival Approach to Conflict, by Vaia Doudaki and Nico Carpentier.
PART I: THE MATERIALITY OF CONFLICT IN CYPRUS
- Chapter 1. Iconoclastic Controversy in Cyprus: The Problematic Rethinking of a Conflicted Past, by Nico Carpentier
- Chapter 2. Soundmarks of Conflict in the City Centre of Divided Nicosia, by Yiannis Christidis and Angeliki Gazi
- Chapter 3. Bridge Over Troubled…, by Susan J. Drucker and Gary Gumpert
- Chapter 4. Financial Crisis, Austerity and Public Service Media in Cyprus: Reforming or Downsizing? An Analysis of Discourses and Critiques, by Lia-Paschalia Spyridou and Dimitra L. Milioni
PART II: CONFLICT REPRESENTATIONS OF CYPRUS FROM WITHIN (NORTH AND SOUTH)
- Chapter 5. The ‘Others’ in Peace Talks: Representation of ‘Us’ and ‘Them’ in the Turkish-Cypriot and Greek-Cypriot Press, by Christophoros Christophorou and Sanem Şahin
- Chapter 6. Discourses of Legitimation in the News: The Case of the Cypriot Bailout, by Vaia Doudaki
- Chapter 7. Challenging the Sacredness of ‘the Mediated Centre’: The Shift in Media Discourses on Bicommunal Relations in Cyprus after the Crossing Points Opening in 2003, by Christiana Karayianni
- Chapter 8. The Cypriot ‘Occupy the Buffer Zone’ Movement: Online Discursive Frames and Civic Engagement, by Venetia Papa and Peter Dahlgren
PART III: CONFLICT REPRESENTATIONS OF CYPRUS FROM THE OUTSIDE
- Chapter 9. Whose Flags are These? Apollon Limassol v. Trabzonspor Football Matches in Turkish Online News and User Comments as a Case of‘Banal Nationalism’, by D. Beybin Kejanlioglu and Serhat Güney
- Chapter 10. A Treasure in Varosha: The Role of a Cypriot Myth in the Construction of Turkish Nationalist Identity, by Aysu Arsoy
- Chapter 11. Pax Troikana: The U.K. Media and the Symbolic Conflicts on the Cypriot ‘Rescue’ Programme, by Giulia Airaghi and Maria Avraamidou
- Chapter 12. Hegemonic and Counter-hegemonic Discourses of the Cypriot Economic Crisis by Greek Media, by Yiannis Mylonas
Conclusion: Studying Conflicts in Cyprus: Lessons Learned for Conflict Studies, by Nico Carpentier