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THE CONNECTION OF TURKISH “HOUSEWIVES” TO THE WORLD BY HANDMADE YARN PRODUCTS

Bagdogan, Seyda LU (2019) SIMV09 20191
Graduate School
Abstract
This study has aimed to understand the experiences of the Turkish women who share their knitting videos on YouTube through using the virtual ethnography conducted. The participant women mostly describe themselves as a “housewife” and/or specify their roles through association with domestic tasks, which is related to the position of assigned to many women by Turkish society. Most of them were born in the '70s and they learned to knit during childhood from an elder person in the home due to the traditional and conservative environment of the generation. While some of these women had worked in the service sector, their lack of education and the physical requirements of working life has compelled them to stay at home. Now, however,... (More)
This study has aimed to understand the experiences of the Turkish women who share their knitting videos on YouTube through using the virtual ethnography conducted. The participant women mostly describe themselves as a “housewife” and/or specify their roles through association with domestic tasks, which is related to the position of assigned to many women by Turkish society. Most of them were born in the '70s and they learned to knit during childhood from an elder person in the home due to the traditional and conservative environment of the generation. While some of these women had worked in the service sector, their lack of education and the physical requirements of working life has compelled them to stay at home. Now, however, technological development has become a solution to their economic concerns. Working from home is now feasible, as in the digital space they can remain anonymous while performing knitting. In addition, in case they face a problem from their social surroundings regarding their performance on YouTube, they apply some strategies by adjusting their behaviour and performance. Moreover, they benefit from YouTube by reaching further audiences through knitting online. Apart from getting income, while they make connections with others having the same interest, they also teach the viewers how-to-do. Overall, this research sheds light on the life circumstances of these housewives, the path to knitting online, and the effects of Internet use on their lives. Thus, it will be seen how Internet use at home motivates them in terms of economic, social, and cultural aspects through knitting online. (Less)
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author
Bagdogan, Seyda LU
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organization
alternative title
A virtual ethnographic study of the experiences of Turkish “housewives” knitting on YouTube
course
SIMV09 20191
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Virtual etnography, knitting, Turkish women, housewife, YouTube
language
English
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8993215
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2019-11-12 12:38:10
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2019-11-12 12:38:10
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  abstract     = {This study has aimed to understand the experiences of the Turkish women who share their knitting videos on YouTube through using the virtual ethnography conducted. The participant women mostly describe themselves as a “housewife” and/or specify their roles through association with domestic tasks, which is related to the position of assigned to many women by Turkish society. Most of them were born in the '70s and they learned to knit during childhood from an elder person in the home due to the traditional and conservative environment of the generation. While some of these women had worked in the service sector, their lack of education and the physical requirements of working life has compelled them to stay at home. Now, however, technological development has become a solution to their economic concerns. Working from home is now feasible, as in the digital space they can remain anonymous while performing knitting. In addition, in case they face a problem from their social surroundings regarding their performance on YouTube, they apply some strategies by adjusting their behaviour and performance. Moreover, they benefit from YouTube by reaching further audiences through knitting online. Apart from getting income, while they make connections with others having the same interest, they also teach the viewers how-to-do. Overall, this research sheds light on the life circumstances of these housewives, the path to knitting online, and the effects of Internet use on their lives. Thus, it will be seen how Internet use at home motivates them in terms of economic, social, and cultural aspects through knitting online.},
  author       = {Bagdogan, Seyda},
  keyword      = {Virtual etnography,knitting,Turkish women,housewife,YouTube},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {THE CONNECTION OF TURKISH “HOUSEWIVES” TO THE WORLD BY HANDMADE YARN PRODUCTS},
  year         = {2019},
}