Hedonistic consumerism: an exploratory case study of the changing consumer culture in Turkey

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2014
Özer, Büşra
This study aims to explore the reasons behind the newly emerging elements within the consumer culture in Turkey during the process of her integration with the European economic and cultural geography and the latter’s transformative effect on the already existing forms of consumption. This study is also based on what the sources of pleasure and the motivational determinants of consumption are and how the consumer capitalism itself became a commodity and was sold through advertising. Lastly, the consumer culture of Turkey especially in the 1980s and 1990s is analyzed as a case study through data collection from advertisements, an interview with an expert and a questionnaire conducted on focus groups. This study contributes to the EU studies focusing on its social, economic and cultural influence on Turkey as one of its candidate countries.
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B. Özer, “Hedonistic consumerism: an exploratory case study of the changing consumer culture in Turkey,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2014.