SOCIAL JUSTICE CONCEPT AND SOCIAL CRITICISM ON TAHSİN YÜCEL’S STORY PERSONS

M. Onur HASDEDEOĞLU

Şenol DANIŞMAN

The emergence of the concept of social justice is equal to the beginning of the history of mankind, and for centuries, many ideological, philosophical and sociological views have been put forward. Social justice; According to the needs of each individual, deserved life, as an equal citizen can be defined as reaching. Today, social justice comes up in almost every society; globalization, individualization, under pressure of changes and transformations in the population, poverty prevention, education and training, participation in the fields of work and social security.  Tahsin Yücel, who created her stories with a socialist realism understanding, frequently deals with this concept in her early stories. The economic imbalances between the social classes that make up the society and the oppression of the economically weak social classes against other social classes are sometimes expressed by story heroes with irony. Social justice in stories; especially the difficulties experienced by the laborers, the individuals who left school due to inequality in education, the people who became alienated from society and to themselves due to poverty, is mentioned with heroes of stories excluded from the society due to class differences. Again in the stories; some story people who do not achieve a minimum standard of living worthy of human dignity prefer to move away from society.  In this study, After giving a brief information about the definition and historical process of the concept of social justice, the story heroes were taken to the center and the stories that Tahsin Yücel critically focused on the issue of social justice were examined. It is tried to put forward the solutions proposed by the author by touching on the concepts related to social justice through story persons. 

Key Words: Tahsin Yücel, Story, Justice, Social Justice, Social Criticism