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IMAGES (V) – Images of (Cultural) Values

The Conference Proceedings

Edited By Veronika Bernard

This collection of articles offers readers a cross-section of current research on contemporary and historical concepts and representations of (cultural) values as documented in popular culture, public space, the arts, works of literature and in ethnic contexts. The contributors to this volume are from the US, Algeria, Germany, Italy, Croatia, Albania, Serbia, Turkey, and Austria. Their very different cultural, ideological, scientific, academic and non-academic perspectives and backgrounds allow insights from many different viewpoints.


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Images of (Cultural) Values in Film


Ömer Alkın Making Cultural Values Visible in Early Turkish-German Cinema Abstract Using a transnational cinema studies perspective, the following article analyses the vi su al construction of cultural values in two different fields of Turkish- German cinema: ear ly Turkish emigration cinema (1970s) and early Turkish-German cinema (1970s–1990s). Der folgende Artikel analysiert die visuelle Konstruktion kultureller Werte in zwei un ter schiedlichen Bereichen des türkisch-deutschen Films: des frühen türkis- chen Emi gra ti onskinos der 1970er Jahre und des frühen türkisch-deutschen Kinos der 1970er bis 1990er Jahre. Die Analyse folgt dem Transnational Cinema Ansatz. 1 Turkish–German Cinema: The Need for an Anti- Eurocentric Perspective After being defeated in World War II Germany was in need of workers. The re fo re, Germany called for Turkish labour migrants in the context of a re cru it ment agreement. Most of these Gastarbeiter (guest workers) came from rural are as where their working possibilities were dissolving; among others, due to the industrial developments. A larger part of the Turkish Gastarbeiter did not re turn to Turkey, but instead brought their families to Germany. More than two mil lion people with a heterogonous Turkish migration background (Kurds, Ale vis) live in Germany now; and a fourth generation is growing up. A very broad definition of Turkish-German cin- ema refers to this sociohistorical foun ding of a Turkish-German diaspora: every film dealing with its issues or being ma de by a Turkish-German direc- tor is considered...

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