A Migration Novel by Adalet Ağaoğlu: Fikrimin İnce Gülü Cover Image

Adalet Ağaoğlu’nun Bir Göç Romanı: Fikrimin İnce Gülü
A Migration Novel by Adalet Ağaoğlu: Fikrimin İnce Gülü

Author(s): Merve Esra Polat
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Social Sciences, Economy, Geography, Regional studies, Novel, Turkish Literature, Migration Studies
Published by: Transnational Press London
Keywords: Migration; Mercedes; cultural degeneration; alienation; meta culture; conflict;

Summary/Abstract: Migration, a powerful force in societies, is among the topics of literature which is also a part of human life. One of the literary works mentioning migration is Fikrimin İnce Gülü, Adalet Ağaoğlu‟s second book. It is possible that the migration can be examined based person as "who go abroad", "turning back" and "survivor" in the text. In the light of text-based inspection method, historical and sociological approaches peopleoriented disclosed social, political, psychological and economic conflict is based on only the work, generalization is not done. The transforming family structure, continuity issue of relations with the dormitory, the hardships of the working conditions, discrepancies originated from culture, language, religion, alienation which leads to isolation and the problems in return are discourse in the process that based on people's expectations and disappointments. The characters that trapped between two different cultures, refuge on consumer goods, exhibit behaviours that lead to cultural degeneration to adapt to economic and social order of meta culture. The conflict and migration culture model will prevail in order to examine migration movements in Fikrimin İnce Gülü. In the context of this model, the conflicts of characters in the process of migration to Germany will reveal taking into consideration the difficulties and disagreements to be effective.

  • Issue Year: 3/2016
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 225-238
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Turkish