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Deconstructing nationalist assemblages: A visual essay on the Greek Cypriot memorials related to two violent conflicts in 20th century Cyprus
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics and Media.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-8996-4636
2018 (English)In: Comunicazioni Sociali, ISSN 03928667, Vol. 1, p. 33-49Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Deconstructing nationalist assemblages is a visual essay which analyses the memorialization oftwo conflicts in Cyprus ‒ he independence war of 1955-1959 and the Turkish invasion of 1974,focusing on the memorials in the part of Cyprus controlled by the Republic of Cyprus. Embeddedin a discursive-material knot perspective, the essay defines the memorials as the material componentsof nationalist assemblages, which have the agency to invite for particular interpretations.After providing the historical background of the Cyprus Problem, and the two conflicts, the essayfirst analyses the statues and commemoration sites which support a (post-)antagonistic nationalism,but then also discusses (and shows) how this still dominant model is undermined in twoways. Firstly, the practices of everyday life undermine and neutralize the invitations for respectand agreement that the memorials communicate and expect. Secondly, as the Cyprus space cannotbe totally controlled, memorials that invite for alternative and counter-hegemonic readingshave also appeared. The conclusion briefly reflects about the possibilities for further self-enemyre-articulations.

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Milano: Vita e Pensiero, 2018. Vol. 1, p. 33-49
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Media and Communications
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Media and Communication Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-343992OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-343992DiVA, id: diva2:1187399
Available from: 2018-03-04 Created: 2018-03-04 Last updated: 2018-03-04

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