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Discourses of State Regulation over "Women's Bodies and Sexualities" in Turkey

Türkçelik, Ezgi LU (2010) SIMT12 20101
Graduate School
Master of Science in Social Studies of Gender
Abstract
Throughout the Turkish Republic’s history and today, women’s bodies and sexualities are sites of control and regulation by family, society and the state. My focus in this study will be the regulation and control applied by the state and its institutions from the perspectives of feminists in Turkey. By applying feminist critical discourse analysis of the feminist journal, Amargi, I will analyze how feminists problematize and challenge the official discourses and practices of the state that tries to regulate women’s bodies and sexualities. I will discuss findings in relation with the socio-historical context in Turkey, which reflects both continuities and discontinuities on regulation of women’s bodies and sexualities and in relation with... (More)
Throughout the Turkish Republic’s history and today, women’s bodies and sexualities are sites of control and regulation by family, society and the state. My focus in this study will be the regulation and control applied by the state and its institutions from the perspectives of feminists in Turkey. By applying feminist critical discourse analysis of the feminist journal, Amargi, I will analyze how feminists problematize and challenge the official discourses and practices of the state that tries to regulate women’s bodies and sexualities. I will discuss findings in relation with the socio-historical context in Turkey, which reflects both continuities and discontinuities on regulation of women’s bodies and sexualities and in relation with feminist theories on post-colonialism, nationalism and women, gender regulation and power. (Less)
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author
Türkçelik, Ezgi LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
An Analysis of Feminist Journal Amargi
course
SIMT12 20101
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
gender power, regulation, sexuality, women’s body, feminism, Turkey, nationalism, postcolonial
language
English
id
1664826
date added to LUP
2010-09-21 17:19:14
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2010-09-21 17:19:14
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  abstract     = {Throughout the Turkish Republic’s history and today, women’s bodies and sexualities are sites of control and regulation by family, society and the state. My focus in this study will be the regulation and control applied by the state and its institutions from the perspectives of feminists in Turkey. By applying feminist critical discourse analysis of the feminist journal, Amargi, I will analyze how feminists problematize and challenge the official discourses and practices of the state that tries to regulate women’s bodies and sexualities. I will discuss findings in relation with the socio-historical context in Turkey, which reflects both continuities and discontinuities on regulation of women’s bodies and sexualities and in relation with feminist theories on post-colonialism, nationalism and women, gender regulation and power.},
  author       = {Türkçelik, Ezgi},
  keyword      = {gender power,regulation,sexuality,women’s body,feminism,Turkey,nationalism,postcolonial

},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Discourses of State Regulation over "Women's Bodies and Sexualities" in Turkey},
  year         = {2010},
}