KÖZKAMAN/LIK: BETRAYAL AND IDENTITY PROBLEMATIQUE
KÖZKAMAN/LIK: İHANET VE KİMLİK SORUNSALI

Author : Samet AZAP
Number of pages : 104-117

Abstract

The role of a nation taken a hand in history is crucial for the development of its future perception. Kyrgyz experiencing both the process of occupation during Czarist Russia and the process of otherization with the establishment of The Soviet Union owe their self esteem to The Epic of Manas. The heroism of Manas creating significant awareness in the history of Kyrgyz has a vital importance for the development of national consciousness. The term of ‘ mankurt’ from this epic has been used with the terms like otherization, disidentification, alienation which make tremendous impact on World literature by Cengiz Aytmatov. ‘Közkamanlık’ constituting the purpose of this study is also a term taken from The epic of Manas like ‘otherization’. Lack of knowledge and text analysis about ‘közkamanlık’ mentioned recently in Turkish World Literatures has paved the way for this study. The term of ‘közkaman’ has been emphasized primarily and the form of treating the subject of ‘ közkamanlık’ in Manas has been analysed. Furthermore, the term of ‘közkaman’ which will be evaluated with betrayal and the feature of ‘ közkaman character’ have been indicated. Finally, the differences between ‘közkamanlık’ and ‘otherization’ have been revealed and sample analysis in the context of the relationship among ‘közkamanlık’, ‘ betrayal’ and ‘ identity problematique’ have been carried out in the story of ‘ Kuma Kadından Doğan Büyük Lider’.

Keywords

Közkamanlık, otherization, betrayal, The Epic of Manas, The Story of ‘ Kuma Kadından Doğan Büyük Li

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