Kuş Bahane. Came for the Birds, Stayed for the Fellows | Güneş | Visual Ethnography
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Kuş Bahane. Came for the Birds, Stayed for the Fellows

Sare Güneş


On one side of a room, there are birds living and on the other side people watching them. Since the pigeons have the desired voice only in the winters, birders tour from house to house, even from village to village just to listen to the pigeons in the winter evenings. An experienced birder listens to the sounds one by one and engraves it to his mind, even during conversation. While the pigeons are singing on the one hand, tea is drunk on the other. Afterwards, the potatoes cooked in the stove are eaten and the conversations on birds never stop.


Birdmen; Visual ethnography; Identity; Masculinity; Community

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12835/ve2023.2-134


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ISSN Print 2499-9288
ISSN Online 2281-1605
Publisher Edizioni Museo Pasqualino
Patronage University of Basilicata, Italy
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Periodico registrato presso il Tribunale di Palermo con numero di registrazione 1/2023