Modernism Reading the "Uncanny" Phenomenon under the Relationality of Obscurantist and Self-Orientalist Approaches Enabling Coup d'etat's in Turkish Modernization


Kaya Erdem B.

TURKIYE ILETISIM ARASTIRMALARI DERGISI-TURKISH REVIEW OF COMMUNICATION STUDIES, no.32, pp.77-97, 2019 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: Issue: 32
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.17829/turcom.561721
  • Title of Journal : TURKIYE ILETISIM ARASTIRMALARI DERGISI-TURKISH REVIEW OF COMMUNICATION STUDIES
  • Page Numbers: pp.77-97

Abstract

"Consciousness of self-efficacy", a type of consciousness that renders the individual stronger in terms of social communion that the individual belongs, whilst being beyond of any forms of belief; is only possible, as achieving to pass beyond "tutelage democracy" in the historical path. On the other hand, this very consciousness, along with this success, not only makes decisions de facto for the citizen, but gives a conscience and confidence on competency of making this decision; belonging to one's name "familiar", and "familiar" to one's name, rendering feeling safe and successful a possibility. This study is a reading practice aiming to apprehend the psychological and sociological grounds that make the "coup" practices possible in the eyes of the society emerging as interventions in the legitimate and civilian government throughout the historical period from the Ottoman Empire to the Republic of Turkey. For this purpose, in the relevant text, Turkish modernization - considered as the source of obstacles that prevent the citizens' (who are the parties involved in the social contract) rights and freedoms and also their internalization of the power of becoming an individual with self-confidence - is hermeneutised by the concepts of "eeriness", "tutelage system", "consciousness of self-efficacy", "self-orientalist modernism" and "obscurantism."