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THE ROLE OF POLITICAL ACTIVISTS IN COUNTER-HEGEMONY FORMATION: A CASE STUDY ON TUZLUÇAYIR/ANKARA
Tanış Zaferoğlu, Duygu; Rittersberger, Helga İda; Department of Sociology (2022-2-04)
This Ph.D. dissertation analyses the role of political activists in a local space in terms of creating counter-hegemonic practices based on field research carried in Tuzluçayır in Ankara/Turkey. In this sense, the role of ...
Reconstruction of turkish national identity through shifting perceptions of threat
Oğuz, Alaattin; Tokluoğlu, Ayşe Ceylan; Department of Sociology (2022-2)
The nation-state is undergoing a major identity crisis, and Turkey is not exempted from this conventional disarray such that various ethnic groups tend to create mixed and complex loyalty positions before the state's natio...
Reproduction of Postmodernism on Representations of Space a Case of Denizli
Balkaş, Fırat Can; Rittersberger, Helga İda; Department of Sociology (2022-1-3)
Claim of this thesis is that spatial actions can be analyzed through ‘representations of space’. Postmodernism is still the strongest intellectual and cultural wave. This thesis tries to understand how postmodernism is pra...
HABITUS AS A CRITIQUE OF THE SUBJECT-OBJECT DICHOTOMY: A CASE OF ANKARA MUSICIANS
Altay, Ulaş Murat; Kuymulu, Mehmet Barış; Department of Sociology (2021-10-05)
This thesis is a critique of the presupposition of the subject-object dichotomy that is prevalent in the methodologies of art theories. It conducts its critique by utilizing Pierre Bourdieu’s notion of habitus in the analy...
NEGOTIATED BOUNDARIES: IDENTITY AND TRANSNATIONAL ATTACHMENTS AMONG THE TURKS OF BULGARIA
Kaytan, Özge; ZIRH, BESİM CAN; Department of Sociology (2021-10)
This thesis analyzes negotiated identity strategies of the Turks of Bulgaria in the two different national settings. The existence of the Turks of Bulgaria has been a problem since Bulgaria won independence from the Ottoma...
THE EFFECT OF DRONE TECHNOLOGY ON MILITARY ORGANIZATION AND FORMS OF SOLDIERY
Aygün, Burak Yakup; Topal, Çağatay; Department of Sociology (2021-10)
This thesis aims to provide an analysis of the effects of drone technology on the organization of the military and soldiery. Starting with the assumption that military organization is unique in terms of managing violence, ...
Nation-building among five rings: Nationalism and Olympics in early republican Turkey
Yavuz, Yavuz; Tokluoğlu, Ayşe Ceylan; Department of Sociology (2021-9)
The main objective of this research is to explore the role of international sports during the nation-building process of the early years of Republican Turkey. Sports, due to their competitive and emotive characteristics, p...
ENCOUNTERS WITH BLINDNESS: REPRODUCTION OF THE CONTEXT OF NORMAL IN EVERYDAY INTERACTIONS BETWEEN EDUCATED BLIND INDIVIDUALS AND THEIR SIGHTED RELATIVES/FRIENDS
Özyurt, Ceylin; Topal, Çağatay; Department of Sociology (2021-9)
This thesis analyzes the understanding of the normal that is socially defined as the antonym of the stigmatized by centralizing sightedness and blindness and using the theoretical frame of Goffman’s Stigma Theory. The inqu...
Questioning Perceptions and Suggestions about Violence Against Women: The Case of Women Representatives of Political Parties in GNAT in 2021
Taşcıoğlu Örs, Şule; Beşpınar Akgüner, Fatma Umut; Department of Sociology (2021-8)
Since violence against women (VAW) is reflected as one of the crucial social issues in Turkey, this study aims to investigate the perceptions of woman members of political parties which are represented in Grand National As...
Life before and after the ban: experiences of women physicians with headscarves in public health sector in Turkey
Köşger, Ayşe Sena; Saktanber, Ayşe Nur; Department of Sociology (2021-2-17)
The headscarf issue has been a substantial controversy for veiled women at work until the abolition of the headscarf ban in public institutions in 2013. Since then, veiled women have been working freely in public instituti...
Sociological imagination of Sigmund Freud: An attempt to locate Freudian psychoanalysis in social theory
Taş, Berke; Kuymulu, Mehmet Barış; Topal, Çağatay; Department of Sociology (2020-10)
This thesis investigates the sociological imagination of Sigmund Freud and the historicity of its formation considering the ongoing importance of psychoanalysis for social theory. As a first step in this endeavor, a concep...
Transformation of political elite in Azerbaijan
Ataşer, Gökhan Alper; Ergun Özbolat, Ayça; Department of Sociology (2020)
This thesis explores the transformation of political elite in the context of post-Soviet authoritarian consolidation. The study is primarily based on semi-structured in-depth interviews and field findings are evaluated wit...
Reproduction of the sociality of young middle class men and women in therapist-client relationship in Turkey
Akçin, Yiğit; Beşpınar Akgüner, Fatma Umut; Department of Sociology (2020)
Therapeutic practice became popular in the last 20 years especially among younger generations in Turkey. While concept of “therapy culture” was at the forefront of the analyses, sociality of the direct relationship between...
Multifaceted experiences of Turkishness: a grounded theory approach to belongingsof Arabs, Kurds, and Syriacs
Bal, Özgür; Hoşgör, Ayşe Gündüz.; Department of Sociology (2020)
This dissertation addresses the processes of formation/deformation of national belonging in Turkey, concerning the experiences of Arab, Kurd, and Syriac peoples in Mardin, Diyarbakır, and Urfa. The purpose is to understand...
Burden of being a nurse: a case study on retired nurses’ occupational experiences in Turkey
Bircan, Seray; Gündüz Hoşgör, Ayşe.; Department of Sociology (2020)
In this thesis, the main objective is to understand the changing occupational experiences of retired nurses throughout their working years between 1988 and 2020 within three periods (1988-1998, 1999-2009, 2010-2020) that c...
The perception and experience of spatial segregation: dikmen 5th stage gecekondu neighborhood and park oran gated community
Ergül, Eftal Özmen; Tılıç, Helga Rittersberger.; Department of Sociology (2020)
The aim of this thesis is to understand if there is spatial segregation between Dikmen 5th stage gecekondu neighborhood and Park Oran gated community. If so, it will be examined how spatial segregation is observed followin...
Gendered rural transformation and peasant-workers: the case of the women of the greenhouse, western Anatolia, Turkey
Eren, Zeynep Ceren; Hoşgör, Ayşe Gündüz.; Department of Sociology (2020)
The neoliberal re-structuring of global agri-food relations in rural Turkey has had devastating effects on small-producer households, who face the peasantry‘s loss of stature, decoupling from production, and migration. Thi...
Shooting and crying: representations of masculinity in Israeli cinema
Durul, Melte; Şen, Mustafa; Department of Sociology (2020)
In this study, masculinity representations presented in “shooting and crying” films of the 2000s Israeli cinema were analyzed by using critical discourse analysis method and the concepts presented by critical masculinity s...
Kist community in the Pankisi Gorge: a Durkheimian study of social change
Üner, Anıl; Aydıngün, Ayşegül; Department of Sociology (2020)
The Kist community living in the Pankisi Gorge in the northeast of Georgia migrated to the region two centuries ago from present-day Chechnya. Ethnically they were of Vainakh origin. During the Soviet Union, the Kists pres...
The Transformation of higher education in Turkey between 2002-2018: an analysis of policies and politics of higher education
Kalkan, Onur; Yıldırım, Erdoğan; Department of Sociology (2019)
This thesis focuses the changes taking place in Turkey’s higher education during 2002-2018 with a special focus on the politics and policies to analyze them in connection with the concept of transformation of higher educat...
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