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Perspectives in Communication Studies

Festschrift in Honor of Prof. Dr. Ayseli Usluata

Edited By Ayşe Binay Kurultay and Burcu Sabuncuoğlu Peksevgen

This book brings together friends and colleagues of Prof. Dr. Ayseli Usluata who cherish her as a person as well as an academic. As we have all experienced, Prof. Usluata’s major passion is advancing academia as an interdisciplinary collaboration. Thus, this book’s aim is to bring together current original works in communication studies and business communication fields. This volume is intended to provide an intellectual, multi-faceted and balanced collection of writings from various academic fields with a communication focus. Academic articles in this book range from branding cases to advertising studies and to media education.

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Derin Bilgili & Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ata Bilgili - The Lady Who Taught Us The Meaning of Ethics


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Derin Bilgili

Saint Joseph Lisesi Eğitim Vakfı Özel Küçük Prens Okulları

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ata Bilgili

ITU Faculty of Maritime Marine Engineering Department

The Lady Who Taught Us The Meaning of Ethics

Our dear and beloved Prof. Dr. Ayseli Usluata, otherwise and more sincerely known to us by the nicknames of “Gagın” or “Gago”, to be exact. How appropriate that in our children’s minds, we have also nicknamed pencils as “Gagın”! From the day we have first taken a conscious glance at you to this day, a set of objects with a very specific purpose have always been an integral part of you. We are of course talking about these objects aimed at projecting thoughts into written documents: pencils, papers, typewriters, word processors and computers, first on your desk, and now literally a vital part of your physique. We sometimes watched you translating the masterpieces of Aldous Huxley, Bertrand Russell, Jacob Bronowski and Charles P. Snow into Turkish in the hopes that the philosophical works of these authors from varying disciplines would deliver a wider angle of view to the people of a developing country. In other times you were laying down your own thoughts on contemporary issues to be published in newspapers or magazines. The topics, of course, were mostly chosen in accordance with your personality, which always sided with the oppressed and wronged. Many of a time, we were the main...

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