Femicide in Turkey: a descriptive and critical study based on news texts of incidents of femicide in 2009

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2012
Güngör, Derya
The purpose of the study is to develop both a descriptive and critical understanding towards the phenomenon of femicide in Turkey. First, the answers to the questions who commits femicide, where it takes place, what the ages of the victims and perpetrators are, in what ways femicide is committed and what are the 'reasons' of committing femicide will be revealed through news reports of incidents of femicide. Second, the news texts of incidents of femicide will be analyzed based on the framework of Feminist Critical Discourse Analysis (FCDA). The discourse of framing the incidents will be identified. In particular, 'justifying discourse' in the language of the news reports will be examined.

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D. Güngör, “Femicide in Turkey: a descriptive and critical study based on news texts of incidents of femicide in 2009,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2012.