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An Ethnographic Research on Slow Food Movement: The Case of Germiyan Village in eme/zmir [GPT-Studios]
GPT-Studios. 2023; 3(2): 83-96 | DOI: 10.5505/gpts.2023.46320

An Ethnographic Research on Slow Food Movement: The Case of Germiyan Village in eme/zmir

Merve Zengin1, Mehmet eremet2
1Tourism Management, Isparta University of Applied Sciences, Isparta, Trkiye.
2Maritime Faculty, Van Yznc Yl University, Van, Trkiye.

The main purpose of this research is to critically examine the development of tourism in Germiyan Village through the Slow Food Movement and the process of transformation from an agricultural society to a service-producing tourism village from an ethnographic perspective. In this context, the experiences and daily life practices of the local people towards this process are analysed with a qualitative paradigm. Face-to- face in-depth interviews with fourty-two people living in Germiyan village and four months of ethnographic observations between 2018 and 2019 years were utilised to collect qualitative data. Within the scope of this research, various results have been revealed, the most important of which is that the Slow Food Movement makes significant contributions to the development and diversification of tourism and creates important opportunities locally. However, at the point that it cannot be made sustainable as a Slow Food village. It has been concluded that commodified local cultural values override common goals, and the commodity has become a goal rather than a marketing tool. As a result of this situation, it does not comply with the main principles of the Slow Food Movement and is directed towards a failure process which might some people learn some lessons. In order to eliminate this failure process, success examples of the reproduction of the knowledge gained by the local people with their socio- cultural accumulation and its transformation into a sustainable tourism focus have also been identified.

Keywords: Slow food, Food tourism, Germiyan Village, Ethnography, Destination development

Slow Food Hareketi zerine Etnografik Bir Aratrma: zmir/eme Germiyan Ky rnei

Merve Zengin1, Mehmet eremet2
1Isparta Uygulamal Bilimler niversitesi Lisansst Eitim Enstits, Turizm letmecilii, Isparta, Trkiye
2Van Yznc Yl niversitesi Denizcilik Fakltesi, Deniz Ulatrma letme Mhendislii Blm, Van, Trkiye.

Bu aratrmann temel amac, Germiyan Ky'nde turizmin Slow Food Hareketi araclyla geliimini ve tarm toplumundan hizmet reten turizm kyne dnm srecini etnografik adan eletirel bir biimde incelemektir. Bu balamda yerel halkn bu srece ynelik deneyimleri ve gnlk yaam pratikleri nitel bir paradigmayla analiz edilmektedir. Nitel verilerin toplanmasnda Germiyan kynde yaayan 42 kiiyle yz yze derinlemesine grmeler ve 2018-2019 yllar arasnda drt ay sren etnografik gzlemlerden yararlanlmtr. Bu aratrma kapsamnda eitli sonular ortaya karlm olup bunlardan en nemlisi Slow Food Hareketi'nin turizmin gelimesine ve eitlenmesine nemli katklar salad ve yerelde nemli frsatlar yarattdr. Ancak Slow Food ky olarak srdrlebilir hale getirilemeyecei noktasnda metalaan yerel kltrel deerlerin ortak hedeflerin nne getii, metann bir pazarlama arac olmaktan kp bir ama haline geldii sonucuna varlmtr. Bu durumun sonucunda Slow Food Hareketi'nin temel ilkelerine uymamakta ve bazlarnn ders karabilecei bir baarszlk srecine doru ynelmektedir. Bu baarszlk srecini ortadan kaldrmak amacyla yerel halkn edindii bilginin sosyo-kltrel birikimiyle yeniden retilmesi ve srdrlebilir turizm odana dntrlmesi konusundaki baar rnekleri de tespit edilmitir.

Anahtar Kelimeler: Slow food, Yiyecek turizmi, Germiyan Ky, Etnografya, Destinasyon geliimi.

Merve Zengin, Mehmet eremet. An Ethnographic Research on Slow Food Movement: The Case of Germiyan Village in eme/zmir. GPT-Studios. 2023; 3(2): 83-96

Corresponding Author: Merve Zengin, Trkiye
Manuscript Language: English
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