Ethnic spaces and multiculturalism debates on popular music of Turkey

Burcu Yıldız*

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One of the most fundamental social transformations brought about by developments in Turkey after 1980 and particularly from 1990 onwards was the linking of cultural and political demands. The construction of national identity on a single ethnicity and language during the transition from the Ottoman Empire to the Republic began to be debated, and the multiethnic, multireligious, and multilingual Ottoman heritage was virtually rediscovered. The Kemalist model for modernization came under criticism, with the argument that the Republican project made for a system of top-down reforms while ignoring the historical and cultural structure of Turkish society. And of course, the historical context of cultural identity was not only national, but global as well.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMade in Turkey
Subtitle of host publicationStudies in Popular Music
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781317655961
ISBN (Print)9781138789289
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016

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