Television and the making of a transnational Alevi identity


Cetin K. B. E.

NATIONAL IDENTITIES, cilt.20, sa.1, ss.91-103, 2018 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 20 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2018
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/14608944.2016.1247260
  • Dergi Adı: NATIONAL IDENTITIES
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.91-103

Özet

Satellite broadcasting technologies contribute a great deal to interaction across national boundaries, and in this regard satellite television is significant in the construction of a transnational public sphere for the Alevi community in Turkey and abroad. This paper addresses the role of television in the making of that transnational Alevi identity. In particular, it focuses on the flow and the programme contents of Cem TV and Yol TV, two leading Alevi channels, to demonstrate how the transnational imagination of Alevi identity corresponds to different political understandings of Aleviness.