International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

Traditional Occupations of Gokceada (Imbros) and Bozcaada (Tenedos) as a Cultural Value and Symbolic Importance
H. Ridvan Yurtseven, S. Emre Dilek

With its many heritages that reach up to the present day, Gokceada (Imbros) and Bozcaada (Tenedos) bear the characteristics of the deep-rooted civilization synthesis. The islands are a universal exhibition of intercultural backgrounds and relationships. These cultural values and their symbolic significance can be found in the elements of daily life which occurred within the historical process. Cultural value is a cultural composition. The cultural composition has been shaped by the merging of historical cultural accumulation. Cultural value is represented in many ways. Cities, villages, houses, goods, tools, techniques have their own cultural values. These values, in the simplest form, occur in the ordinary people's daily life and their manufacturing methods. When viewed from this aspect; the traditional occupations, which reflect the socio-cultural and economic characteristics of the society, are important. Traditional occupations protect the cultural values and transfer them to the future generations as symbolic significance. In this paper, which is entitled as “Traditional Occupations of Gokceada (Imbros) and Bozcaada (Tenedos) As a Cultural Value and Symbolic Importance”, documentation study of oral history is implemented with the people who perform traditional occupations of Gokceada (Imbros) and Bozcaada (Tenedos).

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