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Made in Turkey

Made in Turkey: Studies in Popular Music serves as a comprehensive and thorough introduction to the history, sociology, and musicology of Turkish popular music. The volume consists of essays by leading scholars of Turkish music, and covers the major figures, styles, and social contexts of popular music in Turkey. Each essay provides adequate context so readers understand why the figure or genre under discussion is of lasting significance to Turkish popular music. The book first presents a general description of the history and background of popular music in Turkey, followed by essays that are organized into thematic sections: Histories, Politics, Ethnicities, and Genres.
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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations Series Foreword Preface Acknowledgments Introduction: Struggling with and Discussing a "Republic" through Popular Music Ali C. Gedik Part I: Histories 1 Legacies, Continuities, and Breaks: Musical Entertainment in the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires and the Republic of Turkey Volkan Aytar 2 Entertainment Spaces, Genres, and Repertoires in Ottoman Musical Life S. Sehvar Besiroglu and Gonca Girgin 3 A Topography of Changing Tastes: The 12-Tone Equal-Tempered System and the Modernization of Turkish Music Ali Ergur 4 Music Reform in Turkey: On the Failures and Successes of Inventing National Songs OEzgur Balkilic Part II: Politics 5 The Golden Microphone as a Moment of Hegemony Levent Ergun 6 Class Struggle in Popular Musics of Turkey: Changing Sounds from the Left Ali C. Gedik 7 The Glocality of Islamic Popular Music: The Turkish Case Ayhan Erol 8 Politics of World Music: The Case of Sufi Music in Turkey Koray Degirmenci Part III: Ethnicities 9 Ethnic Spaces and Multiculturalism Debates on Popular Music of Turkey Burcu Yildiz 10 Kurdish Popular Music in Turkey Ozan Aksoy 11 Romanistanbul: City, Music, and a Transformation Story OEzgur Akgul Part IV: Genres 12 Arabesk: Looking at the History of Popular Meanings and Feelings in Turkey Betul Yarar 13 The Rise of a Folk Instrument in Turkish Popular Music: The Mey Songul Karahasanoglu 14 Global Connectivity and the Izmir Extreme-Metal Scene Aykut Cerezcioglu Coda 15 Turkish Popular Music in Global Perspective Martin Stokes Afterword - Days of Anatolian Pop: A Conversation with Cahit Berkay Tayfun Bilgin A Selected Bibliography on Turkish Popular Music Notes on Contributors Index ã ã ã ã

About the Author

Ali C. Gedik is Associate Professor of Musicology at Dokuz Eylul University. He is the co-founder and sciences editor of the Journal of Interdisciplinary Music Studies, the president of the Society of Interdisciplinary Musicology, the secretary of the IASPM-Turkey branch, and the editor of the book Bilim UEzerine Marksist Tartismalar: Marksizm ve Iki Kultur (2015).

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