The Cacophony of Consumption Meanings in a Non-western Marketplace: (High) Society Bazaars in Turkey

Vicdan Handan, University of Texas-Pan American, U.S.A.
This videography is an exploration of the reasons for the increasing popularity of open-air bazaars in Turkey. Open-air bazaars, also called now (high) society bazaars, offer a tremendous variety of products in terms of quality and type, and function as places for social, carnivalesque experience for consumers from every social class. Inspired by Yazicioglu and Firat’s (2006) proposition, that is, the postmodern sensibility catches upon faster in places where modernity has not been fully embedde


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