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Bilge Serin published on mass media discourse on housing futures

Posted: December 12, 2017 at 11:07 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Bilge Serin has recently published a short article on the representation of housing futures in mass media  and its discontents “Have you noticed the change in the city?” – Mass Media and Housing Futures in Turkey’ on Research Turkey Policy Blog.

Since the 1970s, neoliberalism has been produced and contested globally in urban areas (Peck et al., 2013) while having “pervasive effects on ways of thought to the point where it has become incorporated into the common-sense way many of us interpret, live in, and understand the world” (Harvey, 2007, p. 3). Representation of housing futures and everyday life in mass media is part of this pervasive practice. Representation of housing futures in mass media is an intricate one regarding various layers such as the representation of future everyday life in the projects, future residents, and the expectation and aspirations. In other words, understanding the mass media discourse is critical in understanding the production of ‘idealised’ housing futures. …..

Serin, B 2017, ‘Have you noticed the change in the city?” – Mass Media and Housing Futures in Turkey’ Research Turkey, London.

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