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Made in Turkey

Studies in Popular Music, 1st Edition

Edited by Ali C. Gedik


260 pages

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Made in Turkey: Studies in Popular Music serves as a comprehensive and thorough introduction to the history, sociology, and musicology of Turkish popular music. The volume consists of essays by leading scholars of Turkish music, and covers the major figures, styles, and social contexts of popular music in Turkey. Each essay provides adequate context so readers understand why the figure or genre under discussion is of lasting significance to Turkish popular music. The book first presents a general description of the history and background of popular music in Turkey, followed by essays that are organized into thematic sections: Histories, Politics, Ethnicities, and Genres.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

Series Foreword



Introduction: Struggling with and Discussing a "Republic" through Popular Music

Ali C. Gedik

Part I: Histories

1 Legacies, Continuities, and Breaks: Musical Entertainment in the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires and the Republic of Turkey

Volkan Aytar

2 Entertainment Spaces, Genres, and Repertoires in Ottoman Musical Life

Ş. Şehvar Beşiroğlu and Gonca Girgin

3 A Topography of Changing Tastes: The 12-Tone Equal-Tempered System and the Modernization of Turkish Music

Ali Ergur

4 Music Reform in Turkey: On the Failures and Successes of Inventing National Songs

Özgür Balkılıç

Part II: Politics

5 The Golden Microphone as a Moment of Hegemony

Levent Ergun

6 Class Struggle in Popular Musics of Turkey: Changing Sounds from the Left

Ali C. Gedik

7 The Glocality of Islamic Popular Music: The Turkish Case

Ayhan Erol

8 Politics of World Music: The Case of Sufi Music in Turkey

Koray Değirmenci

Part III: Ethnicities

9 Ethnic Spaces and Multiculturalism Debates on Popular Music of Turkey

Burcu Yıldız

10 Kurdish Popular Music in Turkey

Ozan Aksoy

11 Romanistanbul: City, Music, and a Transformation Story

Özgür Akgül

Part IV: Genres

12 Arabesk: Looking at the History of Popular Meanings and Feelings in Turkey

Betül Yarar

13 The Rise of a Folk Instrument in Turkis

About the Editor

Ali C. Gedik is Associate Professor of Musicology at Dokuz Eylül University. He is the co-founder and sciences editor of the Journal of Interdisciplinary Music Studies, the president of the Society of Interdisciplinary Musicology, the secretary of the IASPM-Turkey branch, and the editor of the book Bilim Üzerine Marksist Tartismalar: Marksizm ve Iki Kültür (2015).

About the Series

Routledge Global Popular Music Series

The Routledge Global Popular Music Series provides popular music scholars, teachers, students, and musicologists with a well-informed and up-to-date introduction to different world popular music scenes. The series of volumes can be used for academic teaching in popular music studies, or as a collection of reference works. Written by those living and working in the countries about which they write, this series is devoted to popular music largely unknown to Anglo-American readers.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MUSIC / General
MUSIC / Genres & Styles / International