Women’s changing experiences with patriarchy during rural transformation of Turkey: a case study in a central anatolian town Avanos

Gönüllü Atakan, Ayşe
This thesis is a qualitative study on women’s changing patriarchal experiences after 1980s during rural transformation process of a central Anatolian district –Avanos- from a feminist perspective. The main argument of this research that patriarchy and capitalism are the main sources of women’s oppression today, and a change in one affects the other closely. According to the findings of the research, the organization, control and intensity of both productive and reproductive labour of women determine the patriarchal experiences in their life-cycle. Although the rural transformation process enables women to expand their mobility, increase their agency and gain autonomy albeit limited in terms of education, marriage and employment patterns one cannot mention women’s liberation from patriarchy without a revolutionary change in the nature of gender division of labour specifically without a revolutionary organization of care.


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Citation Formats
A. Gönüllü Atakan, “Women’s changing experiences with patriarchy during rural transformation of Turkey: a case study in a central anatolian town Avanos,” Ph.D. - Doctoral Program, Middle East Technical University, 2014.