Gültekin, Metin
January 2006
Ekev Academic Review;Winter2006, Vol. 10 Issue 26, p115
Academic Journal
This study explores Dicle University students' perspectives on popular culture. First, the theoretical framework for the study is set out. Then, the results of the survey administered to Dicle University students are examined. The results show that although urbanization rate is high, income levels are low and traditionalism is widespread. Moreover, in terms of the meanings that individuals put on social relations, ideological views, cultural practices, and common likes have a central importance. The data from the study shows that there is a great tendency among students towards popular culture. The final part of the study investigates students' sensitiveness towards global problems. Overall results demonstrate that the structure of social relations in the study area is greatly influenced by popular culture.


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