An evaluation of the techno-cultural context of social transition ceremonies Toplumsal geçİş törenlerİnİn tekno-kültürel bağlami üzerİne bİr değerlendİrme

Ersoy R.

Turkbilig, vol.36, pp.129-136, 2018 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Journal Name: Turkbilig
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.129-136
  • Keywords: Folklore, Media, New tradition, Ritual, Transference
  • Ankara Haci Bayram Veli University Affiliated: No


© 2018 Hacettepe University 1. All rights reserved.Folklore as a discipline has constantly updated itself since its emergence in the West. Today, in the same way, folklore expands its parameters by taking into account new forms of culture within new environment and conditions. The discipline of folklore having a narrow perspective focusing on cultural experiences of a specific social group in the 19th century has developed its study field and methods in parallel with social, economic and cultural changes. With growing industrialization and urbanization along with the effects of the media on cultural life the basic concepts of folklore such as the concept of space have changed. The geography people lived on and their social network shaped their culture. Humanbeings, as social beings, find meaning and legitimacy within these relations. Before the 20th Century, the spaces they perform themselves were physical and social environment. Afterwards, the dazzling and complex development of the media, which began with publications and continued with radio, cinema, television and internet created a structure that can be called a techno-cultural world, which changed the dimensions of culture. Social ceremonies in these transition periods, the subject of this study, gained a new visible dimension, so did the social environments with the expansion of visual and social media. These new communication environments, in the context of ceremonies has changed the elements of folk culture such as space and communication. In this article, such ceremonies under the effects of the media and the internet as the new environments of culture through the lens of folklore as a discipline will be discussed.