Altay, Ulaş Murat
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 analysis of its empirical data. The empirical data that this thesis presents consists of the interviews with Ankara musicians. Through the analysis of these interviews, the thesis demonstrates that art theories relying on the subject-object dichotomy fall short in explaining the empirical variety that this thesis presents. By utilizing the notion of habitus in the analysis of its empirical data, this thesis aims to provide a relational grasp of the situation of Ankara musicians.


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Citation Formats
U. M. Altay, “HABITUS AS A CRITIQUE OF THE SUBJECT-OBJECT DICHOTOMY: A CASE OF ANKARA MUSICIANS,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2021.