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AN EVALUATION ON CULTURE, CIVILIZATION AND MODERNISM IN THE CONTEXT OF “YAPRAK DÖKÜMÜ”

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Author(s): Cengiz Anik; Aysegul Soncu

Journal: Global Media Journal : Turkish Edition
ISSN 1309-7601

Volume: 1;
Issue: 2;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: Cultural change | modernism | culture industry | character analysis

ABSTRACT
This study begins with a brief discussion on culture, civilization and modernism. After that the article examines the perspective which accepts culture as the means of establishing the national unity. In the third stage the article addresses the understandings of culture as means of sovereignty and of the capitalism. In the fourth stage the article considers arguments on culture as the link between the individual and the society. The authors emphasize that changes in indivuals and the society is reflected as changes in culture. The novel “Yaprak Dökümü” and two television series with the same name are analyzed as a case in light of these arguments.
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