Become a conservative in city “City is hell of conservative”

Thesis Type: Postgraduate

Institution Of The Thesis: Bursa Uludağ University, Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü, Turkey

Approval Date: 2019

Thesis Language: Turkish

Student: Halime Nur Yayla



In this study, which was prepared as a master thesis, the city conservatism was examined. A sociological study was conducted on the basic arguments of the conservative city individual. In this sense, it is assumed that conservative individuals go through a difficult and arduous way to live in the city. In the metropolis, the way of life is tried to be defined and interpreted. It was accepted as an assumption that the conservative fell ontologically and fell into void in the city. The thesis study is an attempt by the conservative to determine the position of the city against intense stimuli of the city. In our study, we focused on how the existence of people in the modern age we live in, the formation of identity and the efforts to build an urban identity in the city. At this point, we evaluated whether the conservative individual can build a urban identity. We tried to define how this construction process would be formed through the traditions of conservatism. We wanted to preserve the cultural codes that the conservative brought from tradition, but we also found that they wanted change. We observed that this change is a normal result of the vital plane rather than a fundamentally destructive change. Our thesis showed that the city was ontologically the hell of the conservative. The conservative strives to show a resistance to the city's stimuli, but this effort manifests itself through adaptation to the city at some point. This is an inevitable end for the urban conservative. In the modern world, people make many efforts to feel at home. This effort is a futile effort because this world is not the home of human beings.