Rethinking second wave feminism: a poststructuralist approach to the late 1980s’ feminist movement in Turkey in the cases of feminist and kaktüs magazines

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This thesis analyses the second wave feminist movement of late 1980s in Turkey with the poststructuralist feminist methodology. Based on the interviews with the feminist circle of the magazines of Feminist (1987-1990) and Kaktüs (1988-1990), the resignification of the term “woman” is analysed as a performative politics as it is conceptualised by Judith Butler. During the resignification of the term “woman”, new ways of doing politics and new themes of politics are analysed as simultaneous effects of this process.


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D. Gülçiçek, “Rethinking second wave feminism: a poststructuralist approach to the late 1980s’ feminist movement in Turkey in the cases of feminist and kaktüs magazines,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2015.