Global television and local culture

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Nazakat Hamasaeed
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My subject is about how global television impact on identitiy formation and culture chnage: The case of kurdish women and Turkey soap opera, while through the impact of international television soap operas, Kurdish women come to identify themselves as being 'traditional' while at the same time they attempt to integrate non-traditional beliefs into their value system. This study looks at the relationship between Kurdish women's exposure to international television and consumerism, as well as those problems which exposure to international television soap opera creates in terms of non- western women's identity formation.