Reflections of Social Change in Turkish Society in the 1970s based on the Story of Yokusa Akan Sular


BILIG, sa.78, ss.151-171, 2016 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Dergi Adı: BILIG
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.151-171


In his book, Yokusa Akan Sular, Mustafa Kutlu addresses the conflicts faced by poverty-striken people who migrated from various parts of Anatolia to Istanbul in the time period, and their ongoing struggle for survival. The book which demonstrates the character of a frame story, presents a dramatization of the changing values and psychological traumas of the people who migrated to metropoles within the context of an exploitatory regime. Although elements of social change in Yokusa Akan Sular have been touched upon in previous works on Mustafa Kutlu, to date the social change aspect has not been examined thoroughly. Therefore, this paper will investigate how social change in Turkish society in the 1970s was treated in Yokusa Akan Sular drawing upon existing sociological research about the time period and considering the findings of previous studies.