1st Edition

Made in Turkey Studies in Popular Music

Edited By Ali C. Gedik Copyright 2018
    280 Pages
    by Routledge

    280 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.

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    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


    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).