Transnational melodramas and gendered resistance. The reception of Turkish soap operas by women in Greece

Titolo Rivista SOCIOLOGIA DELLA COMUNICAZIONE
Autori/Curatori Dimitra Laurence Larochelle
Anno di pubblicazione 2022 Fascicolo 2022/63 Lingua Inglese
Numero pagine 18 P. 76-93 Dimensione file 333 KB
DOI 10.3280/SC2022-063005
Il DOI è il codice a barre della proprietà intellettuale: per saperne di più clicca qui

Qui sotto puoi vedere in anteprima la prima pagina di questo articolo.

Se questo articolo ti interessa, lo puoi acquistare (e scaricare in formato pdf) seguendo le facili indicazioni per acquistare il download credit. Acquista Download Credits per scaricare questo Articolo in formato PDF

Anteprima articolo

FrancoAngeli è membro della Publishers International Linking Association, Inc (PILA)associazione indipendente e non profit per facilitare (attraverso i servizi tecnologici implementati da CrossRef.org) l’accesso degli studiosi ai contenuti digitali nelle pubblicazioni professionali e scientifiche

Turkish soap operas propose an alternative modernity marked not only by tra-ditional family structures and gender roles but also by the social conservatism im-posed by the current government. Nevertheless, the soap operas in question are also under the pressure of representing social change, particularly as far as wom-en’s rights are concerned. Through this article, the author aims to highlight the ways in which Greek women resist to the patriarchate through their decoding of these particular media texts. Based on the results of an audience ethnography, the author demonstrates that the resistance of meaning receivers is neither always op-positional to the media text, nor necessarily progressive.

Keywords:Turkish soap operas, reception, gender representations, resistance, au-dience ethnography, television.

  1. Abercrombie N., Longhurst B. (1998), Audiences: A Sociological Theory of Performance and Imagination, Sage Publications, London.
  2. Ağırseven N., Örki A. (2017), Evaluating Turkish TV Series as Soft Power Instruments, in «OPUS International Journal of Society Research», 7(13), pp. 838853.
  3. Algan E., Kaptan Y. (2021), Turkey’s TV celebrities as cultural envoys: the role of celebrity diplomacy in nation branding and the pursuit of soft power, in «Popular Communication», 19(1), pp. 113, DOI: 10.1080/15405702.2021.1913494
  4. Anaz N., Özcan C.C. (2016), Geography of Turkish Soap Operas: Tourism, Soft Power, and Alternative Narratives, in Egresi I. (ed.), Alternative Tourism in Turkey. Role, Potential Development and Sustainability, Springer International Publishing, New York pp. 247-258.
  5. Anaz N., Purcell D.E., (2010), Geopolitics of film: Valley of the wolves—Iraq and its reception in Turkey and beyond, in «Arab World Geographer», 13(1), pp. 3449.
  6. Ang I. (1996), Living Room Wars: Rethinking Media Audiences for a Postmodern World, Routledge, London.
  7. Appadurai A. (1996), Modernity at large. Cultural Dimensions of Globalization, University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis.
  8. Blumenthal D. (1997), Women and Soap Opera: A Cultural Feminist Perspective, Praeger, New York.
  9. Brown M.E. (1994), Soap Opera And Women’s Talk. The Pleasure of Resistance. Communication and Human Values, Sage Publications, California.
  10. Buccianti A. (2010), Dubbed Turkish soap operas conquering the Arab world: Social liberation or cultural alienation, in «Arab Media and Society», 10(2), pp. 428-- . [online] disponibile in http://www.arabmediasociety.com/index.php?article=735&printarticle 
  11. Buckingham D. (1987), Public Secrets: EastEnders and its Audience, British Film Institute, London.
  12. Condit C.M. (1994), The Rhetorical Limits of Polysemy In Newcomb H. (ed.), Television: The Critical View, Oxford University Press, New York.
  13. Constantinou C., Tziarras Z. (2018), TV Series in Turkish Foreign Policy: Aspects of Hegemony and Resistance, in «New Middle Eastern Studies», 8(1), pp. 2341.
  14. Culture, Media, Language: Working Papers in Cultural Studies 1972-79, Hutchinson, London, pp. 128 - 138.
  15. Fiske J. (1987), Television Culture, Methuen, London.
  16. Fiske J. (1989), Understanding Popular Culture, Routledge, London.
  17. Fiske J. (1992), British Cultural Studies and Television, in R. C. Allen (ed.), Channels of Discourse, Reassembled Television and Contemporary Criticism, Routledge, London, pp. 214-245.
  18. Fiske J. (1998), Television: polysemy and popularity, In Linne O., Harindranath R., Dickinson R. (eds.), Approaches to Audiences: A Reader, Arnold, London.
  19. Foucault M. (2010), Histoire de la Sexualité I : La Volonté de Savoir, Gallimard, Paris.
  20. Garapon B., Villez B. (2018), Diziler: les séries télévisées turques, in «TV/Series», 13, pp. 110.
  21. Geraghty C. (1991), Women and Soap Opera: A Study of Prime-Time Soaps, Polity Press, Cambridge.
  22. Hall S.W. (1980), Encoding/Decoding, in Hall S., Hobson D., Lowe A., Willis P. (eds.), Culture, Media, Language: Working Papers in Cultural Studies (pp. 63-87), Hutchinson, London.
  23. Hobson D. (2003), Soap Opera, Polity Press, Cambridge.
  24. Jenkins H. (1992), Textual Poachers. Television Fans and Participatory Culture, Routledge, New York.
  25. Karanfil G., Kaptan Y. (2013), Turkey, the Middle East and the Media Special Section, in «International Journal of Communication», 7, pp. 24192423.
  26. Karlıdağ S., Bulut S. (2014), The Transnational Spread Of Turkish Televısıon Soap Operas, in «İstanbul Üniversitesi İletişim Fakültesi Dergisi», 2, pp.7596.
  27. Kaynak M. S. (2015), Noor and Friends: Turkish Culture in the World In Çevik S.B., Seib P. (eds.), Turkey’s Public Diplomacy, Palgrave Macmillan, New York.
  28. Larochelle D. L. (2020), Les pratiques numériques des femmes fans des feuilletons télévisés turcs en Grèce: entre plaisir coupable et résistance, in «Recherches féministes», 33(1), pp. 11-134.
  29. Larochelle D. L. (2021a), Le soft power à l’épreuve de la réception. Le cas des fictions sérielles turques en Grèce, in «Réseaux», Vol. 2-3, N° 226-227, pp. 209-234.
  30. Larochelle D. L. (2021b), “They’re not that much different after all…”. The reception of Turkish soap-operas by Greeks: between otherness and proximity, in Aslan P. (ed.), Transnationalization of Turkish Television Series, Istanbul University Press, Istanbul, pp. 67-82.
  31. Larochelle D.L. (2019), “Brad Pitt Halal” and the Hybrid Woman: Gender Representations and Religion through Turkish Soap Operas, in «ESSACHESS. Journal For Communication Studies», 12(2), pp. 61-77.
  32. Morley D. (1980), The Nationwide Audience: Structure and Decoding, BFI, London.
  33. Morley D. (1992), Television, Audiences and Cultural Studies, Routledge, London.
  34. Olson S.R. (2000), The globalization of Hollywood, in «International Journal on World Peace», 17(4), pp. 31 7, -- https://www.jstor.org/stable/20753277.
  35. Öztürkmen A. (2018), “Turkish Content”: The Historical Rise of the Dizi Genre, in «TV/Series», 13, pp. 112.
  36. Paris J. (2017), La morale nationale et internationale des histoires. L’impératif moral dans la production et la circulation des séries télévisées turques, in Marchetti D. (ed.), La circulation des productions culturelles. Cinémas, informations et séries télévisées dans les mondes arabes et musulmans, Centre Jacques-Berque, Istanbul.
  37. Schrøder K.C. (2000), Making sense of audience discourses: Towards a multidimensional model of mass media reception, in «European Journal of Cultural Studies», 3(2), pp. 23358. DOI: 10.1177/136754940000300205
  38. Shukri S.F.M., Hossain I. (2017), Political Discourse and Islam: Role of Rhetoric in Turkey, in «The Journal of Social, Political and Economic Studies», 42(2), pp. 157179.
  39. Taspinar Ö. (2008), Turkey’s Middle East Policies: Between Neo-Ottomanism and Kemalism, in «Carnegie Middle East Center», 10, pp. 136.
  40. Tutal-Cheviron N., Çam A. (2017), La vision turque du “soft-power” et l’instrumentalisation de la culture, in Marchetti D. (ed.), La circulation des productions culturelles. Cinémas, informations et séries télévisées dans les mondes arabes et musulmans, Centre Jacques-Berque, Istanbul. DOI: 10.4000/books.cjb.1226.
  41. Vitrinel E. (2019), Forced Politicization of Television Celebrities in Turkey, in «Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies», 21(2), pp. 222233, DOI: 10.1080/19448953.2017.1367585
  42. Yanık L.K. (2009), Valley of the Wolves-Iraq: Anti-geopolitics Alla Turca, in «Middle East Journal of Culture and Communication», 2(1), pp. 218, DOI: 10.1163/187398609X430660
  43. Yörük Z., Vatikiotis P. (2013), Soft Power or Illusion of Hegemony: The Case of the Turkish Soap Opera “Colonialism”, in «International Journal of Communication», 7, pp. 2361 2385. https://ijoc.org/index.php/ijoc/article/view/1880.

Dimitra Laurence Larochelle, Transnational melodramas and gendered resistance. The reception of Turkish soap operas by women in Greece in "SOCIOLOGIA DELLA COMUNICAZIONE " 63/2022, pp 76-93, DOI: 10.3280/SC2022-063005