The Urbanization of Labor and Its Struggle for Unionism in Turkish Cinema


  • Hasan Yüksel Cankiri Karatekin University School of Economics and Administrative Sciences Department of Labor Economics and Industrial Relations CANKIRI/TURKEY



Turkish Labor, Urbanization, Trade Unionism, Movies and Labor, Labor Markets, Labor Relations


The main purpose of the study is to investigate the emergence of labor and its struggle for unionism in Turkey in parallel to the process of urbanization on the basis of a particular Turkish employee film named after The Blood Money (Diyet). What I am trying to argue is that labor has become a labor and unionism has converted into a professional and institutional background in the aftermath of the announcement of Republican period despite some ups and downs. In 1950s, the capital was urbanized which was the case for labor in the 1960s and hereafter.

Author Biography

Hasan Yüksel, Cankiri Karatekin University School of Economics and Administrative Sciences Department of Labor Economics and Industrial Relations CANKIRI/TURKEY

BA: Karadeniz Technical Uni. Western Languages and Literature, English Language and Literature (2009)

MA: Süleyman Demirel Uni. Turkey; Labor Economics and Industrial Relations (2011)

PhD: Süleyman Demirel Uni. Turkey; Labor Economics and Industrial Relations (2014)


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How to Cite

Yüksel, H. (2020). The Urbanization of Labor and Its Struggle for Unionism in Turkish Cinema. CINEJ Cinema Journal, 8(2), 150–194.