Is the Peasant the Disadvantaged Party Versus the City-Dweller?

Sinan Çaya

Abstract


Turkey is a fast changing country with a young population. True, it used to be defined as an agrarian state; but, it is getting urbanized at tremendous speed. This change brings the citadin in interaction with the peasant under many possible circumstances. The former usually has the upper hand in this relation and on occasion does not even conceal his contempt for the latter. But the latter sometimes carries off his own victory despite disproportionate disadvantages and absolute deprivation.


Keywords


Peasant; Villager; City-dweller/citadin; Turkish

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