Gender-specific constructions of the ‘other religion’ in French and Austrian discourse on Turkey’s accession to the European Union
This article presents results from a qualitative analysis of religious and gender-specific ‘othering’ in Austrian and French media discourse on Turkey’s accession to the EU (2004–2006). A typology of arguments justifying inclusion and exclusion of Turkey from Europe or the EU is presented, and gender-specific othering is placed in the context of differing national discourses about Europe and diverging visions of secularisation and citizenship. Secondly, various topoi of orientalism are reconstructed which play a crucial role in both national corpora, and it is shown how various historically shaped discourses of alterity intersect and produce gendered images of cultural and religious otherness.
Keywords: European Union, Turkey, enlargement, print media, discourse analysis, identity, orientalism, Austria, France
Published online: 01 November 2010
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