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Epiphany
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ISSN (Print) 2303-6850 - ISSN (Online) 1840-3719
Published by International University of Sarajevo Homepage  [1 journal]
  • DEBATES ON TURKEY’S SOFT POWER IN THE AUSTRIAN PUBLIC DISCOURSE

    • Authors: Ružica Čubela Bajramović, Sule Dursun-Akdeniz
      First page: 9
      Abstract: This paper provides a brief overview of Turkey’s soft power in Austria through the example of the faith-based public diplomacy institution ATİB (Avusturya Türkiye İslam Birliği‚ Türkisch-Islamische Union in Österreich), a branch of the Presidency of Religious Affairs of Turkey (Diyanet İşleri Başkanlığı). It addresses the significance of ATİB with regard to the religious and cultural needs of the Turkish Muslim community in Austria and the negative perceptions of Turkey’s soft power strategy in this country. The paper also focuses on the current challenges faced by the ATİB, as well as by Austria’s Muslim community in general, as a result of the Law on Islam that was adopted in 2015 (Islamgesetz 2015) and the accompanying discussions around Muslim associations financed from abroad. The research design is primarily based on a critical discourse analysis of political and academic debates about the ATİB, the 2015 Islam Law, and their catalyzing effect on Islamophobia in Austria.
      PubDate: 2021-09-07
      DOI: 10.21533/epiphany.v14i1.370
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 1 (2021)
       
  • HOME AND LANDSCAPE IN JURAJ KUNIAK´S POETRY. SEEKING AND FORMING PERSONAL
           IDENTITY IN THE AUTHOR´S POEMS AND POETIC TEXTS

    • Authors: Anna Slatinska
      First page: 37
      Abstract: The primary goal of this paper is the scrutiny of the relationship between place attachment and the poetry of Juraj Kuniak, the Slovak poet, in terms of focusing on the most significant aspects of his poetic discourse pertained to home, landscape and identity. The origin of the phenomenon is also explored as well as how it affected Juraj Kuniak and his writing process. The main topics are examined in terms of how they could be used in order to foster global skills in the context of the 21st century. The motifs that show the expression of place attachment in his poetry are heavily discussed for example rootedness, birthplace bond and native land devotion. The research-based evidence consists of decoding allusions and intertextual meanings which are incorporated in the text. We have also approached the author through the medium of online communication. Our analysis reveals how diverse the function of poetry is and to what extent it can be used in real life within different target groups, i.e. students. This paper concludes that Juraj Kuniak´s poetry has got a huge potential referring to different kinds of recipients and offers a number of practical solutions of how to make poetry part of a teaching process (but not only), if used appropriately and wisely.
      PubDate: 2021-03-18
      DOI: 10.21533/epiphany.v14i1.352
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 1 (2021)
       
  • “CORONA BUT FREEDOM”: SELF-DISCOVERY AND FAMILY IN SAJEEV SASI’S
           SHORT STORY DISCOVER YOURSELF: A TALE OF COVID-19 DAYS

    • Authors: Ali Gunes
      First page: 61
      Abstract: This paper examines the impact of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) on the human in Sajeev Sasi’s short story Discover yourself: A tale of covid-19 days. In so doing, the paper looks at two opposing sides of the COVID-19 during the pandemic. First, it briefly argues the negative aspects of the pandemic in a way that it has disrupted the normal flow of life and caused the death of millions of people. Secondly, the paper explores how the pandemic has also created opportunities, in which individuals reconsider their lives and discover themselves, their hidden identity, unknown potentials and their own way of life in a positive way when they are locked down at home. As to the opportunity created by the lockdown, the paper also debates the importance of a warm, secure and happy family life during the time of hardship and difficulties. The paper argues these points through the life and views of the fictional character Karihaalan in the story above.
      PubDate: 2021-08-22
      DOI: 10.21533/epiphany.v14i1.361
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 1 (2021)
       
  • ON INCLUSIVE LANGUAGE USAGE BY SPEAKERS OF ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE

    • Authors: Nejla Kalajdžisalihović
      First page: 77
      Abstract: The present paper discusses language change in contemporary English with regard to recently introduced inclusive expressions and the problem of activating their usage. For students of English as a foreign language, or even speakers whose L1 is English, what may cause certain problems in activating inclusive language is not only the question of being unsure about the correct expression but also being unsure about the syntactic and semantic structure of inclusive forms or expressions. In order to gain a better insight into some of the forms activated, two corpora of 159 responses by students will be compared and assessed in terms of inclusive equivalents provided for six sentences. In terms of the linguistic forms suggested in e.g., codes of practice, it could be proposed that inclusive language is likely to be more easily encoded in the future due to an increasing exposure to digital text online.
      PubDate: 2021-08-22
      DOI: 10.21533/epiphany.v14i1.366
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 1 (2021)
       
  • SARS COV11 AND OTHER CALAMITIES IN ADAM NEVILL’S LOST GIRL

    • Authors: Kübra Baysal
      First page: 93
      Abstract: Speculating about future based on the present, climate change fiction (cli-fi) seems to have proved its unique potential to predict the environmental and social repercussions of the forced anthropogenic transformation(s) on Earth. As a cli-fi and horror novel, it is hardly a coincidence that the British author, Adam Nevill’s Lost Girl (2015) predicts no less with its haunting atmosphere. Envisioning a total collapse of the world through grim depictions of the nonhuman environment and restless societies, it recounts the dangerous quest of a father to find his lost daughter amidst (un)natural disasters, pandemics, and chaos. In the oddly realistic world of Lost Girl, originating from extreme weather conditions and the loss of natural balance, new strains of deadly viruses take hold of the world. Prophesying the coronavirus pandemic and other calamities that actually came out to be true five years later, in 2020; such as the destructive wildfires in Australia or the heatwaves in Europe among others, Lost Girl is a noteworthy cli-fi novel with its realistic touch leaving a permanent wake-up call effect on the reader to change their anthropocentric way of living through a posthuman perspective.
      PubDate: 2021-08-22
      DOI: 10.21533/epiphany.v14i1.363
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 1 (2021)
       
  • HOOKAH AND B&H YOUTH: TOWARDS A SUBCULTURE'

    • Authors: Adisa Ahmetspahić, Damir Kahrić
      First page: 117
      Abstract: The basic role of this paper is the representation of the new emerging subculture among the Bosnian youth population, and that is hookah bars. This paper presents some theoretical depictions of hookahs in popular culture, definitions of subcultural trends and the connections formulated between hookahs and subcultures, but this paper also relied on a descriptive research, a survey which analyzed the notion of whether or not hookah bars are the new subculture in Bosnia. The paper concludes that hookahs can be perceived as a phenomenon heading towards a subculture, as well as the idea that hookah bars remain a fashionable part of young people’s lives in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
      PubDate: 2021-08-22
      DOI: 10.21533/epiphany.v14i1.355
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 1 (2021)
       
  • BRIEF REPORT: PREVENTING LATE-LIFE DEPRESSION IN LOW – AND MIDDLE –
           INCOME COUNTRIES (LMICS)

    • Authors: Mirsad Serdarevic
      First page: 137
      Abstract: As the number of older adults in low- and middle- income (LMIC) countries is expected to grow substantially over the next several decades, it is important to develop programs for the prevention of major depression in later life. These programs should be flexible enough to be adjusted to the needs of poorly resourced LMICs. The current report provides an overview of a “depression in later life” (DIL) study in Goa, India, as a promising and effective mental health prevention program, with the potential for implementation in other LMICs. DIL study uses unspecialized physicians and lay health counselors (LHCs) to deliver both scalable psychological intervention and low-intensity intervention, consistent with Institute of Medicine’s (IOM, 1994) indicated prevention approach. DIL intervention led to reduced incidence of Major Depressive Disorder in DIL-randomized participants and as such it is important in meeting the 2016-2030 United Nations Sustainable Development Goal of “Ensuring healthy lives and promoting the well-being for all at all ages."
      PubDate: 2021-08-29
      DOI: 10.21533/epiphany.v14i1.356
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 1 (2021)
       
  • BIG FIVE PERSONALITY TRAITS AS PREDICTORS OF MINDFULNESS: A STUDY ON A
           BOSNIAN SAMPLE

    • Authors: Sabina Alispahic, Enedina Hasanbegović-Anić, Đenita Tuce
      First page: 147
      Abstract: Since the early 2000s, research on mindfulness has been expanding rapidly. Mindfulness can be defined as the degree of awareness that is achieved by purposefully paying attention to the present moment, without judging it (Kabat-Zinn, 1994). The main aspects of mindfulness, awareness and nonjudgmental acceptance of one's moment-to-moment experience, are regarded as potentially effective antidotes against common forms of psychological distress: rumination, anxiety, worry, fear, anger, and so on—many of which involve the maladaptive tendencies to avoid, suppress, or over-engage with one's distressing thoughts and emotions. Many researches also examine how personality traits can be related to mindfuless. One of the most empirically researched models of personality in this field is the Big five model which consists of five personality traits: Neuroticism, Extraversion, Agreeableness, Conscientiousness, and Openness to Experience. Relationship between these constructs has not been the subject of empirical research in Bosnia and Herzegovina, therefore the goal of present study is to examine relationship between mindfulness and Big five persionality traits on Bosnian sample. According to the results, there is moderete and inverese correlation between mindfulness and Neuroticism, and small to moderate positive correlations with other Big five personality traits (Openness, Conscientiousness, Agreeableness and Extraversion). Results of multiple regression analysis showed that Big five personality traits explain significant proportion of the variance for the criterion variable mindfulness and that the significant predictors for mindfulness were Neuroticism, Conscientiousness and Openness. More research is needed to explore this multi-faceted nature of both Big five personality traits and mindfulness.
      PubDate: 2021-08-22
      DOI: 10.21533/epiphany.v14i1.357
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 1 (2021)
       
  • EXAMINING THE EFFECTS OF METACOGNITION AND SOCIAL COGNITION IN ALCOHOL USE
           AMONG UNIVERSITY STUDENTS IN TURKISH REPUBLIC OF NORTHERN CYPRUS

    • Authors: Sara Hassan Kul, Pınar Ünal-Aydın, Kuzeymen Balıkçı, Orkun Aydın
      First page: 159
      Abstract: Since harmful alcohol consumption among university students still presents a significant problem, our team of researchers has conducted this study to add and contribute to the current research findings regarding this social issue. The study, conducted at universities in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC), included 200 students aged 18 to 65. The research used a quasi-experimental design, employing an assessable study technique to evaluate data and generalize findings from the sample of the target population. Furthermore, quantitative research was used to determine the correlation between the variables. The correlation of AUDIT, MAST, R-MET and MCQ-30 subscales was found according to the socio-demographic characteristics of the participants. As predicted by our hypothesis, the investigation of the link between alcohol use, metacognition, and social cognition showed that alcohol drinkers had lower social cognition than non-alcohol ones. Morover, according to the results, alcohol consumption is linked to impairments in social cognition and metacognition.
      PubDate: 2021-08-29
      DOI: 10.21533/epiphany.v14i1.344
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 1 (2021)
       
 
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