Review: Technology and National Identity in Turkey. Mobile Communications and the Evolution of a Post-Ottoman Nation

Author(s) Petr Kučera
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Issue CyberOrient, Vol. 8, Iss. 2, 2014, pp. 89-93
Published November 10, 2014
Type Book Review
Abstract Technology and National Identity in Turkey is a social study of technology or, more precisely, of the cultural, historical, social, psychological and individual contexts, attitudes, and practices connected to and resulting from the use of mobile phones in Turkey. It also looks into the ways this technology has been 'domesticated' or 'nationalized' and links it to the shaping of national identity.
Keywords identity, public sphere, mobile phones, Turkey, communication studies, globalisation