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RA-278159-21
Long-Term Advanced Research Fellowships at the American Research Institute in Turkey Overseas Research Centers
C. Brian Rose, American Research Institute in Turkey

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Anatolian Rock,’ 60s Politics, and Youth Counterculture (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: Anatolian Rock,’ 60s Politics, and Youth Counterculture
Abstract: Dr. Sharpe offers a cultural history of Anatolian Rock, a genre of popular music combining Turkish folk music with European and North American rock ’n’ roll. In the 1960s and 1970s, musicians like Cem Karaca and Selda Bağcan brought together traditional lyrics and melodies from the Anatolian countryside with modern instruments like electric guitars, bass, drum kit, and synthesizers. The presentation situates the music within the history of 1960s social movements in Turkey and the global youth countercultures of the period. It discusses the historical and social dynamics linking Anatolia to the cities and peasants to students, the influence of rural musical traditions on youth culture, the influence of the official ideology of peasantism in the creation of Anatolian Rock, and cold war-era dynamics of American cultural influence.
Author: Kenan Behzat Sharpe
Date: 11/29/2022
Location: Department of Political Science, Bilkent University, Ankara
Primary URL: https://pols.bilkent.edu.tr/index.php/pols-talks
Primary URL Description: event announcement

Anatolian Rock and 1960s Social Movements in Turkey: Between the Countryside and the World (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: Anatolian Rock and 1960s Social Movements in Turkey: Between the Countryside and the World
Abstract: Dr. Sharpe offers a cultural history of Anatolian Rock, a genre of popular music combining Turkish folk music with European and North American rock ’n’ roll. In the 1960s and 1970s, musicians like Cem Karaca and Selda Bağcan brought together traditional lyrics and melodies from the Anatolian countryside with modern instruments like electric guitars, bass, drum kit, and synthesizers. The presentation situates the music within the history of 1960s social movements in Turkey and the global youth countercultures of the period. It discusses the historical and social dynamics linking Anatolia to the cities and peasants to students, the influence of rural musical traditions on youth culture, the influence of the official ideology of peasantism in the creation of Anatolian Rock, and cold war-era dynamics of American cultural influence. The talk discusses the historical roots, musical underpinnings, and political implications of Anadolu Rock, as well as the reasons for its ongoing appeal.
Author: Kenan Behzat Sharpe
Date: 12/12/2022
Location: ARIT Istanbul, online and in person
Primary URL: https://aritweb.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/Sharpe-Anadolu-Rock.pdf
Primary URL Description: event announcement
Secondary URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PlQ7qRj13KM
Secondary URL Description: link to YouTube video, article, and playlist

Politics of Beauty: Modernization, Comparativism, and the Empress of Iran (Article)
Title: Politics of Beauty: Modernization, Comparativism, and the Empress of Iran
Author: Perin Gurel
Abstract: Using official and popular print sources in Persian, Turkish, German, and English, this essay examines how Iran’s last Empress Farah Diba Pahlavi came to represent both positive and negative aspects of Iranian modernization in the 1960s and 1970s. The Empress and Iran were judged through comparative methods according to standards dominated by the United States but contested the world over. The essay pays special attention to Turkish representations of Iran and the Empress, noting where they build upon, converge with, and diverge from U.S.-based and European narratives.
Year: 2023
Primary URL: https://doi.org/10.1093/dh/dhac086
Primary URL Description: journal article access
Secondary URL: https://www.academia.edu/99807755/Politics_of_Beauty_Modernization_Comparativism_and_the_Empress_of_Iran
Secondary URL Description: Perin Gurel's citation of article
Access Model: online, paywall
Format: Journal
Periodical Title: Diplomatic History
Publisher: Oxford Academic


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