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Articulating participation and agonism: A case study on the agonistic re-articulations of the Cyprus Problem in the broadcasts of the community broadcaster MYCYradio
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics and Media.
2015 (English)In: The Cyprus Review - A Journal of Social, Economic and Political Issues, ISSN 1015-2881, Vol. 27, no 1, 129-153 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The article starts with a discussion on the material and discursive components of conflicttransformation, arguing for the need to complement the dominance of material andpsychological approaches with a more discursive-cultural approach. This plea contextualisesthe analysis of a series of broadcasts of the Cypriot web community radio station, MYCYradio.Supported by the Mouffe’s (discourse-) theoretical conceptualisations of antagonism andagonism, the analysis focuses on the broadcasts of three MYCYradio shows. For each show, 10episodes, broadcast between September and November 2013 are analysed, using discoursetheoreticalanalysis. Through this analysis, four main re-articulations are identified in theMYCYradio shows: the overcoming/decentralising of the divide, the deconstruction of the self(and the enemy), the reconfiguration of time, and the elaboration of the cost of the conflict.The analysis shows that community media, despite the many different problems they face,have particular abilities to support agonistic discourses.

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2015. Vol. 27, no 1, 129-153 p.
Keyword [en]
community media, participatory media, Cyprus Problem, conflict transformation, discourse theory, agonism, antagonism, discourse-theoretical analysis, constructionism
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Media Studies Communication Studies Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalization Studies)
Research subject
Media and Communication Studies; Peace and Conflict Research
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-269052OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-269052DiVA: diva2:882040
Available from: 2015-12-13 Created: 2015-12-13 Last updated: 2015-12-14Bibliographically approved

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