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Representations: Music: Turkey
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Representations of women differ in modern musical genres. These genres include traditional Turkish music (mystical, folk, and classical) influenced by the legacy of the Ottoman Empire; classical Western music influenced by the national policy of the newly-founded Turkish state; and popular Turkish music influenced by the global tendency toward popular music. This entry explores representation of women and gender in relation to lyrics, musical forms, and instruments in each genre.


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İner, Derya Sonal, “Representations: Music: Turkey”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 05 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0630e>
First published online: 2009

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