Between Tradition and Modernity: Yeşilçam Melodrama, its Stars, and their Audiences

@article{Mutlu2010BetweenTA,
  title={Between Tradition and Modernity: Yeşilçam Melodrama, its Stars, and their Audiences},
  author={D. Mutlu},
  journal={Middle Eastern Studies},
  year={2010},
  volume={46},
  pages={417 - 431}
}
  • D. Mutlu
  • Published 2010
  • Sociology
  • Middle Eastern Studies
Melodrama, the most popular genre of Yeşilçam cinema (1960s Turkish popular cinema), provides a useful source for unravelling the social contradictions and anxieties caused by the Turkish modernization/westernization process, in that the films both construct modernity as a desired state and criticize it as cosmetic westernization. Against this background, this article considers the images of Yeşilçam stars both as agents of the ambivalent discourse on modernity in films and as embodiments of… Expand
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