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Cyprus and its Conflicts

Representations, Materialities, and Cultures

Edited by Vaia Doudaki and Nico Carpentier

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 in Media and Communication Studies at the Department of Informatics and Media of Uppsala University. She is a member of IAMCR.

Nico Carpentier is Professor in Media and Communication Studies at the Department of Informatics and Media of Uppsala University. In addition, he holds two part‐time positions: Associate Professor at the Communication Studies Department of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and Docent at Charles University in Prague. He is a Research Fellow at the Cyprus University of Technology and Loughborough University. He is a member of IAMCR and chair of its Participatory Communication Research Section.

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Contents

Introduction

A Multidisciplinary and Multiperspectival Approach to Conflict, by Vaia Doudaki and Nico Carpentier
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PART I: THE MATERIALITY OF CONFLICT IN CYPRUS

Chapter 1. Iconoclastic Controversy in Cyprus: The Problematic Rethinking of a Conflicted Past, Nico Carpentier
Chapter 2. Soundmarks of Conflict in the City Centre of Divided Nicosia, Yiannis Christidis and Angeliki Gazi
Chapter 3. Bridge Over Troubled…,  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, 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, Christophoros Christophorou and Sanem Şahin
Chapter 6. Discourses of Legitimation in the News: The Case of the Cypriot Bailout, 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, Christiana Karayianni
Chapter 8. The Cypriot ‘Occupy the Buffer Zone’ Movement: Online Discursive Frames and Civic Engagement, 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’, 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, Aysu Arsoy
Chapter 11. Pax Troikana: The U.K. Media and the Symbolic Conflicts on the Cypriot ‘Rescue’ Programme, Giulia Airaghi and Maria Avraamidou
Chapter 12. Hegemonic and Counter-hegemonic Discourses of the Cypriot Economic Crisis by Greek Media, Yiannis Mylonas

Conclusion

Studying Conflicts in Cyprus: Lessons Learned for Conflict Studies, Nico Carpentier

Title: Cyprus and its Conflicts: Representations, Materialities, and Cultures
Editors: Vaia Doudaki and Nico Carpentier
Published: 2017
Pages: 324
Publisher: Berghahn
ISBN: 978-1-78533-724-6

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