Volkan Aytar explores Istanbul’s leisure consumption and entertainment from within a socio-historical perspective simultaneously learning from Braudel’s long durée and from Rath & Kloosterman’s ‘embeddedness’ of actors and processes. Besides connecting the consumers to the producers and the cultural mediators to the governmental (as well as non-governmental) regulators of entertainment and leisure consumption, Aytar identifies the mechanisms of socio-cultural and ethnic diversity as among the main parameters of the workings of these various actors within highly complex processes.
V. Aytar, Entertainment & Leisure Consumption in Istanbul.
Prof. J. Rath
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