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This thesis aims to study the class relations and precarity experiences of the bar workers in Ankara. Accordingly, structure of the bar sector, working conditions, control and surveillance of the labor, and anxieties for future are analyzed. In addition, class encounters, identity, collectivity, individuality and solidarity are studied with respect to class consciousness and being organized. Feelings on the basis of work lives and private lives of bar workers, their tactics to cope with the upper classes and gender relations are also in the scope of this thesis. Relevantly, field work of the thesis is conducted by in-depth interviews with 21 bar workers from different backgrounds and from five different districts (Kızılay, Tunalı, Bilkent, Çayyolu and GOP) in Ankara.


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Citation Formats
E. E. Berber, “Class in the bar: experiences of class relations and precarity among bar workers in Ankara,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2018.