Feminist discussions on the headscarf problem in Turkey : examination of three women's journals; Feminist Yaklaşımlar, Kadın Çalışmaları Dergisi, Amargi

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2008
Çorbacıoğlu, Gül
The aim of this thesis is to explore the stance of feminist movement towards a dialogue with Islamist women and the ‘headscarf problem’ in Turkey in 2000s. This is done by examining three magazines which claim to contribute to feminist movement and women’s studies in Turkey, namely Feminist Yaklaşımlar, Kadın Çalışmaları Dergisi and Amargi, all of which have been started to be published in 2006. It tries to explain the way in which feminists framed the issue has changed since the 1980s and 1990s, when the feminist movement and the debates on headscarves were on the rise in Turkey. In order to understand the shift of feminist discourse(s) on the headscarf issue, it also tries to explain how the women’s movement and women’s status in Turkey have transformed since the 19th century, along with the debates on the headscarf.

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G. Çorbacıoğlu, “Feminist discussions on the headscarf problem in Turkey : examination of three women’s journals; Feminist Yaklaşımlar, Kadın Çalışmaları Dergisi, Amargi,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2008.