Production and labor process of the contemporary Turkish private television series

Thesis Type: Postgraduate

Institution Of The Thesis: Orta Doğu Teknik Üniversitesi, Faculty of Economic and Administrative Sciences, Department of Political Science and Public Administration, Turkey

Approval Date: 2012


Supervisor: BARIŞ ÇAKMUR


This thesis focuses on one of the most appreciated products of the Turkish Television, the TV Series' production and labor process. Starting from the fact that the production side of this highly attention gathering media product hasn't received too much academic concern, by analyzing the workers of the sector, this point is tried to be illuminated. This thesis that analyzes TV series' working conditions in the perspective of “precarious employment” departing from this framework, argues the workers of the industry are fragmented into two groups, “creative” and “technical” workers. In this context it indicates the creative workers not only as not being affected from the precarious employment conditions too much but also as the executor of the technical workers' experience of precariousness in the production level.