POPÜLER KÜLTÜRÜN İLAHİYAT FAKÜLTESİ ÖĞRENCİLERİNİN YAŞAM STİLLERİ ÜZERİNDEKİ ETKİSİ

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Number of pages: 167‐200
Year-Number: 2006-2009-1-6

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In this study, the effects of popular culture elements on the life styles of undergraduate students of theology are examined. The analysed variables are as follows: how their everyday experiences are shaped; TV watching routines of them; their use of Internet; their interest in music, movies and plays; reading behavior; comsumptions preferrences: attitudes towards dressing and fashion; sparetime activities, topic shared by peers and friends; the features of their favourite figures in the fields of music, sports or popular domains; and socio‐ cultural and socio‐economic factors that determine their perspectives on social problems experienced in Turkey and on the world, life and events in general. These variables are analysed following an approach based on popular culture criticism. Based on the findings it is safe to argue that destructive effects of various social change processes leading to negative psychological and sociolog‐ ical consequences such as hedonist approaches and extremely individualistic life styles are not influential on the subjects’ life styles and preferrences.

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