Book Announcement: Hate Crime in Turkey: Implications of Collective Action, Media Representations and Policy Making

Hate Crime in Turkey: Implications of Collective Action, Media Representations and Policy Making now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443891202
Hardback, pp260, £61.99 / $105.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Hate Crime in Turkey: Implications of Collective Action, Media Representations and Policy Making by Deniz Ünan Göktan.

This book examines how hate crime, as a contemporary legal concept, is introduced and represented in Turkish public discourse. The study addresses questions of how effective the hate crime debate in Turkey has been in identifying bias-motivated violent incidents and how social institutions perceive hate crimes and influence the related debates instigated by social movement actors.

First of all, the study explores the movement against hate crime in Turkey, and argues that hate crime has operated as an umbrella term, diverting distinct identity movements into dialogue and collaboration, but has also created a partial collective identity. Thereafter, to grasp the repercussions of the emerging anti-hate crime movement in the public discourse, the book focuses on the media and parliament. Accordingly, media and the governing bodies, in both direct and indirect ways, are shown here to constitute an impediment to the recognition of bias and prejudices.

To read a full summary of the book and to read a 30-page sample extract, which includes the table of contents, please visit the following link:

http://www.cambridgescholars.com/hate-crime-in-turkey


All Cambridge Scholars authors and contributors are entitled to a 40% discount on this title, to claim this simply enter the author discount code on the My Order page after adding the book to your basket from the link above. For further information about the author discount, please contact admin@cambridgescholars.com.


Hate Crime in Turkey: Implications of Collective Action, Media Representations and Policy Making can be purchased directly from Cambridge Scholars, through Amazon and other online retailers, or through our global network of distributors. Our partners include Bertram, Gardners, Baker & Taylor, Ingram, YBP, Inspirees and MHM Limited. An e-book version will be available for purchase through the Google Play store in due course.

For further information on placing an order for this title, please contact orders@cambridgescholars.com.

About the Author

Deniz Ünan Göktan earned her bachelor’s degree from the Department of Sociology at Marmara University, Turkey, before receiving her PhD from the Department of Sociology at the University of Essex, UK, in 2015. She is currently working at the Department of International Relations at Istanbul Kültür University, Turkey, and her research interests concern the sociology of crime, discourse studies, media studies and new social movements.

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