The Creation and Transformation of an Illegal Market: Kurdish Music in Turkey

Alev Kuruoğlu, Bilkent University, Turkey
I examine the creation and transformations of the market for Kurdish music in Turkey, a market that is legal but lacking in widespread acceptance despite collaborative efforts of multiple actors. Within a context structured by longstanding tensions, I argue that a straightforward process of legitimation fails to explain market (trans)formation.
[ to cite ]:
Alev Kuruoğlu (2012) ,"The Creation and Transformation of an Illegal Market: Kurdish Music in Turkey", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 40, eds. Zeynep Gürhan-Canli, Cele Otnes, and Rui (Juliet) Zhu, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 129-133.