THE REPRESENTATION OF THE PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES IN TURKISH DRAMA SERIES
ENGELLİ BİREYLERİN TÜRK TELEVİZYON DİZİLERİNDEKİ TEMSİLİ

Author : Gizem NALÇAKAR - Şerif ESENDEMİR
Number of pages : 581-596

Abstract

This study focuses on the way in which the identity of the persons with disabilities situated in the media in the context of discrimination. The concept of disability and discrimination is highly important in a world that the numbers of persons with disabilities keep increasing. Specially, the standing point of persons with disabilities in societies is very critical both at global and local levels. Herein, it is important to mention the fact that the media has the power to determinate the audience. It combines the norms of society with the understanding of disability. By taking into consideration of these discussions, the concepts of disability and discrimination will be basis of this study. Then, the observation and findings in the related sample were evaluated. The sample of article is limited with one Turkish Drama Serial; “Öyle Bir Geçer Zaman Ki” (Times Goes By So Fast). All of these evaluations lead us to understand the positions of persons with disabilities in Turkey.

Keywords

Disability, Turkish Drama, Disability and Media, Discrimination.

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