Title
Banal nationalism and queers online : enforcing and resisting cultural meanings of .tr Banal nationalism and queers online : enforcing and resisting cultural meanings of .tr
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Social Sciences. Communication Sciences
Publication type
article
Publication
London ,
Subject
Mass communications
Source (journal)
New media and society. - London
Volume/pages
17(2015) :9 , p. 1530-1546
ISSN
1461-4448
ISI
000361127400008
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
Focusing on daily (re)productions of national identities online, in this article, I investigate a particular country-code Top-Level Domain, .tr for Turkey. I follow Billig's concept of banal nationalism' to argue that .tr (re)produces online Turkish national imaginations. Furthermore, I inspect the hegemonic Turkish norms of sexuality to examine what kind of Turkishness .tr (re)produces. The analyses of the policies governing the allocation process of .tr and the email interviews with the authors of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans* websites in Turkey show that .tr works to (re)produce, in a banal way, queer-free notion of Turkishness online. My analysis also demonstrates that some authors of the analysed websites do not dismiss .tr as banal but refuse to use it in resistance against the Turkish national requirements embedded in the domain. More broadly, I argue for the acknowledgement of cultural structures in internet governance studies.
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