Volume 9, Issue 3
  • ISSN 1569-2159
  • E-ISSN: 1569-9862
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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.


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  • Article Type: Research Article
Keyword(s): Austria , discourse analysis , enlargement , European Union , France , identity , orientalism , print media and Turkey
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