Folk literature examined in the context of the birth pangs of the journal of the konya community center
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As one of the longest-lived community center monthlies, Konya is important for its notion of "folk literature". While managing to formulate this notion theoretically upon a foundation of realism, the periodical encountered difficulties in putting it into practice. The purpose of this article is to document and explain the gradually widening gap between theory and practice over the course of Konya's first twenty-nine issues. Supported by data that vary across issues, such as article count, article originality, and distribution of articles among disciplines, this study concludes that Konya faced several difficulties that could be considered "birth pangs".