The Reflections of urban poor in social realist films of Turkey

Uysal, Yıldırım
This dissertation is analyzing the reflections of urban poor in social realist films in Turkey, within a perspective that begins at the beginning of 1960s and finishes at the end of 1980s. The study is examining this phase with three different dimensions: the change of urban poor since 1960s to 1980s, the change of social realist films since 1960s to 1980s, and mutual interaction of urban poor and social realist films. Besides, thesis is also focusing on the phase since the end of 1980s to today, to understand why social realist films were finished at the end of 1980s. Thesis realizes the examinations of the journey of urban poor and social realist films with sociological, political, economical and artisitic dimensions. Along this examination, thesis is taking help from the notions such as migration, gecekondu (slums), class, class struggle, class consciousness; which make easier to understand the concepts that fulfill the poor people's world and are descriptive about the transformation of poor people and Turkish society.


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Y. Uysal, “The Reflections of urban poor in social realist films of Turkey,” Ph.D. - Doctoral Program, Middle East Technical University, 2015.