The Tale of industrialization in a small town in Turkey : Hacılar - Kayseri

Cengiz, Kurtuluş
This dissertation analyses the industrial transformation of Turkey by focusing on the history of Kayseri’s small town Hacılar which has been showed an extraordinary performance in industry and economic development in the last 40 years. However, it is not a general history of industrialization; but a local development story from a traditional rural/ village community to an industrial production zone in relation with the local, national and universal dynamics. In line with the historical materialist conceptual and epistemological frame and against the “Calvinist Islam” kind theological arguments, this study explains the historical, regional, geographical, economic, social, and cultural reasons and factors of the industrial development of Hacılar in the context of the general industrial history of Turkey.


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Citation Formats
K. Cengiz, “The Tale of industrialization in a small town in Turkey : Hacılar - Kayseri,” Ph.D. - Doctoral Program, Middle East Technical University, 2012.