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Made in Turkey
Studies in Popular Music





ISBN 9781138789289
Published November 30, 2017 by Routledge
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Book Description

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



Preface



Acknowledgments



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

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Biography

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 Tartışmalar: Marksizm ve İki Kültür (2015).