Social, political, cultural, economic events and phenomena of a state, nation or community leave deep scars on the writers and poets of that nation. These individuals express their feelings through verbal cultural means, such as poems, requiems, novels, folk stories, myths, tales, jokes, epopees and other similar sorts of literature. Through literary genres, facts and feelings are transmitted from generation to generation. Wars are generally the primary events leading to the emergence of deep emotions. Wars are usually transmitted to humanity through the novel genre. The history of Turkish communities has passed by wars, sufferings, and oppression. Russian sovereignty had negative effect on the people in the Turkic Republics. Russian invasion caused Azerbaijani poet to write the “Çırpınırdı Karadeniz” (The Black Sea used to Swell) poem, and the World War I caused Mehmet Akif Ersoy to write the “Çanakkale Şehitlerine” (To the Martyrs of Gallipoli) poem. The Russian invasion has led Cengiz Dağcı, who is the voice of the Crimean People, to write several novels on this slavery. Dağcı, spent some of his time between the German and Russian conflict. Therefore, he reflected the deep traces of war in his novels in the best way.A great number of books, theses, articles, and presentations have been prepared about Dağcı. The author's life, work, hometown, literary personality, novels, and themes in his novels have been addressed from a scientific point of view. However, when the studies about Dağcı were examined, it was noted that Dağcı’s novel They were Human, too (Onlar da insandı) was not evaluated with a sociological approach. To address this problem, the aim of this study was to investigate "patriotism and slavery” themes in Dağcı's novel They were Human, too with a sociological approach.


Cengiz Dağcı, Kolkhoz, Sociology of Literatüre, Love of Country

Author : Tolga DURSUN
Number of pages: 223-231
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The Journal of Academic Social Science Studies
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