Kent Kökenli Kadın Eğlencelerine Bir Örnek: Kerem’le Kız Kıza


Folklor/Edebiyat, vol.26, no.103, pp.647-670, 2020 (Scopus) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 103
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.22559/folklor.1225
  • Journal Name: Folklor/Edebiyat
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus, MLA - Modern Language Association Database, Directory of Open Access Journals, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.647-670
  • Keywords: Eskisehir, city, women, entertainment, matinee, structure, function
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes


The migration to the city, which started in parallel with industrialization, has led to changes in the daily life of societies and their entertainment. The participation of women in workforce and the importance of the female labour presence in the development of the country are appreciated and following the policies towards this direction reveals the reason behind women also have a need for entertainment. It is necessary to evaluate the entertainment and the enjoyment that pulls women away from the stress, difficulty and fatigue caused by home and work life and the way this need is met, especially in the context of cultural changes. The program called Girl with Girls to Girl with Kerem held in Eskisehir city center during the week is an example of urban-based entertainment towards this need. The program lasting 3 hours is performed by a graduate of the conservatory and it being full every week indicates that urban women are in search of novel entertainment. In the entertainment which has seen great interest from members of high income and high education groups in city, the effort to revive and preserve various traditional elements attracts attention. In the article. the entertainment program called Girl to Girl with Kerem, in which only women can participate in Eskisehir, is approached with a structural and functional approach. Based on the data obtained with the techniques of "participation". "observation" and "interview". It has been observed that he fulfills an important duty in terms of socialization, solidarity of women and casting social pressure and control mechanism aside. It was observed that the women were not disturbed by the biological gender of the program's performer. enjoyed his choreography, stage costume, repertoire, his spectacles with his drag queens and dancers, and they took photos with him. The musician identity of the performer surpassing his gender identity also provides important clues about the breaking of the already established gender codes.