Volume 10, Issue 1, February 2018

Contents

Banu MUSTAN DÖNMEZ: FROM THE GUEST EDITOR - ETHNOMUSICOLOGY AND SOCIOLOGY OF MUSIC

Music is a wide field that has important artistic and scientific disciplines attached to it so much so that it has various subdisciplines in the scientific sense and artistic sense. Moreover, there is a close relationship between these artistic and scientific disciplines. Music has a connection with social sciences such as philosophy, mythology, sociology, politics, ethics, aesthetics, communication, education and semiology as well as with scientific disciplines such as physics, acoustics, engineering and mathematics. It is, therefore, impossible for a musicolog...

Ferhat ARSLAN: THE CLASH OF DEFINITIONS : A CRITICAL REVIEW OF FIELD AND FIELDWORK IN ETHNOMUSICOLOGY

ABSTRACT: Over the last century, the concept of fieldwork and its implementation in ethnographic disciplines such as anthropology and ethnomusicology have undergone various changes. Following certain political, cultural and social trends, fieldwork is now considered more than a simple data collection method. The positioning of the field, which was mainly in the direction of east and characteristically exotic, gradually loses its validity. Today, geographically and mentally shifting characteristics of the field concept lead...

Banu MUSTAN DÖNMEZ & Mehmet Sadık DOĞAN: A CULTURAL ANALYSIS OF THE PERCEPTION OF INSTRUMENT OF ANATOLIAN SUFISM (Turkish)

ABSTRACT: The perception attributed to the instruments in Anatolian sufism is related to the metaphorization of the idea of ​​human-God-universe identity through instruments. In this study, the situation which the human being is perceived as an identical with the instrument and it is expressed in metaphors has been dealt with specific to bağlama (Turkish long neckted folk lute) and ney (Turkish end-blown reed flute). In this study, a determination was made about instrument perception which derived from Anatolian Sufism sta...

Zeynep Gonca GİRGİN: AN EXCLUSIVE DISPLAY OF GLOBALIZATION: ROMAN TRADITIONAL DANCE MUSIC AS A WORLD MUSIC CATEGORY (Turkish)

ABSTRACT: The category of world music is a new genre-title created by that latest embodiment of globalization, the glocal (global-local) market in the music industry. The increase in the power of the world music market in late 1980’s and the popularization of the Romani musician as an identity in that regard plays an important role in the popularization of the 9/8 Romani dance tune both in Turkey and in the Balkans sound. The Gypsy-Romani themed films in the last quarter century by Emir Kusturica and Tony Gatlif, the Gypsy-Romani musi...

Ali KELEŞ: THE REPRESENTATION OF CULTURAL IDENTITY IN THE BAGLAMA TRAINING: THE CASE OF SAHKULU SULTAN DERGAH (Turkish)

ABSTRACT: This study presents the findings of an ethnographic research carried out in the Sahkulu Sultan Dergah. The first aim of the research is to understand the perceptions of the actors who took part in the baglama training process on Alevi identity, music and baglama. The second purpose is to explain how these perceptions effect to the musical performance. Participant observation, semi-structured and unstructured interview techniques were used in obtaining the data. Like many modern Alevi institutions Sahkulu Sultan Dergah also arrange...

Onur Güneş AYAS: THE SOCIO-HISTORICAL BACKGROUND OF THE CLASSIFICATIONS ON POPULAR MUSIC IN TURKEY AND THE WEST: A COMPARISON BETWEEN THE HIERARCHIES OF TASTE

ABSTRACT: The theoretical framework built in the West to classify popular music reflects the socio-historical characteristics of the Western societies. This paper argues that this framework is not suitable to understand the music debates in Turkey. Art/popular music (or high/low music) distinction in Western music discourses have reflected a class-based hierarchy of taste. Ottoman-Turkish example differs from this model in many respects. Due to lack of a Western-type aristocracy, land owner ruling class and clergy, Ottoman classical music h...

Mümtaz Levent AKKOL: THE PLACE OF T. W. ADORNO IN MUSIC SOCIOLOGY (Turkish)

ABSTRACT: The main objective of this article is discussing the place of Theodor Wiesengrund Adorno in music sociology and makes it more understandable. To achieve this objective the thoughts of Adorno on society and music which are the fundamentals of music sociology are studied. Priority topics of this article which are important to understand the place of Adorno in Music Sociology are; “culture industry”, “dialectic of enlightenment” and “negative dialectics”. From a sociological stand point, Adorno’s statements on music and ...

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