Articles with tag: political

Politics and Political Alterity in the Spanish NO-DOs of 1968

Dealing with newsreels today, in the flowering of the digital era, might deem some-how antique, worn out, and/or old-fashioned. The triumphalist orchestral music and the enthusiastic prosody of the voiceover superimposed on grainy, black-and-white footage certainly transposes the spectator to the past. In Spain’s case, this footage can even trigger unpleasant Proustian memories, since NO-DOs (from Noticiarios [News] and Documentales [Documentaries]) are closely associated with Franco’s dictatorship (1939–1975).

Emergency in Protest

Young People’s Politics in the Gezi Protests

The Gezi protests, which took place from May–June 2013 in Turkey, started peacefully with the occupation of Gezi Park in Taksim by ecological activists aiming to prevent the cutting down of the park’s trees for the construction of a shopping mall and an artillery barrack. The protests then spilled over into many parts of the country in a short span of time, with the concerns of the protesters broadening to include policies and discourses on issues such as women’s rights, family, education, and city gentrification. Quantitative data collected in Gezi Park shows […]