Village Studis Are Still Important for Modern Turkey

Sinan Çaya


Modern Turkey, an inheritor of the former Ottoman State, was an agrarian country from the very beginning. The country is in fast transition since a few decades; but its peasant origins are to be detected everywhere. Rural sociology, for that matter, is especially beneficial as an academic field of study for this changing country with the undeniable peasant roots and ways. Besides the economical agrarian basis, the strong traditions still leave their marks upon collective behavior patterns.


Rural sociology; Agrarian; Traditional; Turkish

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