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Gendered Identities : Criticizing Patriarchy in Turkey

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This book aims to analyze and deconstruct the forms of patriarchy embedded in Turkish society and politics. In this regard, it analyses how patriarchy functions and reconstructs itself by suppressing women and non heterosexuals. It also reveals its effects on women and non-heterosexuals through some societal and political issues such as military interventions, the perceptions on transsexuals by the state and society, juvenile penal justice, and policies on environment.show more

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  • Hardback | 204 pages
  • 158 x 232 x 28mm | 459.99g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739175629
  • 9780739175620

About Rasim Osgur Donmez

Rasim Ozgur Donmez is an associate professor in international relations of Abant Izzet Baysal University- Turkey. His current research topics are identity politics, political violence, civil society, and Turkish politics. He is an editor of political science journal Alternatif Politika/Alternative Politics: http://www.alternatifpolitika.com/ Fazilet Ahu Ozmen attained her PhD in Strasbourg University in October 2009. Her doctorate thesis is on Contemporary Alevi Youth and its social and political development of identity, and analyzes the question 'Is Alevi Youth a pluralistic, traditional and postmodernist youth?' She is an assistant professor at the French Political Science and International Relations Department of Yeditepe University in Istanbul and also gives lectures in various universities in Istanbul.show more

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It is good news that factors which undermine the status, identity, well-being, personal security, and rights and liberties of women in Turkey are being discussed more and more in terms of competing and multiple realities and repressions. However, Gendered Identities: Criticizing Patriarchy in Turkey is one of the most compelling volumes published in recent years addressing the most prominent factor responsible for this general problematic- patriarchy. The collection's deconstruction and analysis of patriarchy and its potent influence on democratization, civil rights, economics, the justice system, and women's struggles against violence is a must read for all of us working on Turkey in interdisciplinary areas. It is an indispensable work for anyone wanting to understand the depths and nuances of the often-under-analyzed yet powerful force of patriarchy in Turkish studies. -- Umit Cizre, Istanbul Sehir University Dedicated to all women in the world who suffer from patriarchy, this book offers a powerful analysis of the role of patriarchal values and practices in shaping women's and also men's lives in Turkey. The book answers to a great need for theoretical analysis of patriarchy in Turkish context by asking questions as well as providing examples of and practical accounts from various groups. Why women, stuck in their home, experience economic violence; how women become poorer because of masculine state discourse on dams; how transsexuals are excluded from citizenship regime; to what extent does sexism work against children; what is the role of sexism in the juvenile penal justice system; through which ways are Islamic women instrumentalized and passified? While doing this, the authors offer ways to deconstruct patriarchal structure and democratize society. -- Yildiz Ecevit, Middle East Technical Universityshow more

Table of contents

Chapter 1: Masculine Turkish Political Sphere: Modernization Without Strong Rasim OEzgur Donmez Chapter 2: The Unknown Reality of Women in Turkey: Economic Violence Serap Durusoy Chapter 3: Development and The Southeastern Anatolia Project (Gap): An Eco-Feminist Inquiry Nahide Konak Chapter 4: Transsexuals in Turkey: Between Disciplining and Eradicating Burcak Curul and Rasim OEzgur Donmez Chapter 5: Mujde Ar as a Twist In The Dominant Fiction Of The Cinema Of Turkey Tolga Yalur Chapter 6: Looking at the Juvenile Penal Justice System In Turkey Through The Question Of Patriarchy Verda Irtis Chapter 7: Islamic Women's Ordeal With The New Face(S) Of Patriarchy In Power: Divergence Or Convergence Over Expanding Women's Citizenship? Canan Aslan Chapter 8: Alevi Woman And Patriarchy Fazilet Ahu OEzmen Chapter 9: Positioning Identities in Terms of Gender Equality: The case of istanbul Greek Minority Gokce Bayindir Goularas Conclusionshow more

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