Women’s writings under state feminism in Turkey: an analysis of “Kadın gazetesi” from 1947 to 1960 /

Güngör, Melike
This thesis analyzes a woman’s journal called ‘Kadın Gazetesi’ in relation with the concept of state feminism. The study is based on an analysis of the issues of the journal published from 1947 to 1960. This thesis investigates how the journal described the images of women in relation to the prevailing hegemonic discourse on womanhood. Thus, the main intention of the study is to discuss the meanings of women’s portrayals in the journal with historical changes resulted to the dominant effect of state feminism upon women’s movement in Turkey. The relationship between nation and gender, the effects of Republican principles on Turkish woman’s status are key points of the study. As a consequence, in light of these objects, it is contended that the journal created a woman’s agenda and discourse under state feminism and thus was confined to reproducing existed roles assigned to women.


Patriarchal structures and practices in Turkey : the case of social realist and national films of 1960s
Yeşildal Şen, Hatice; Ecevit, Mehmet Cihan; Department of Sociology (2005)
This thesis highlights the significance of patriarchal structures and their reproduction in women̕s social position through the feminist perspective. Patriarchy is a dominant structure both on production and reproduction sphere. Patriarchy, which is a dominant structure in every sphere of social life has material basis and controls both women̕s labour and sexuality. With this framework some concepts such as the types of women̕s labour, paid and domestic labour, family, honour, violence and masculinity are u...
Changing discourse on women and islam in Turkey in ethnographic studies
Onur, Petek; Saktanber, Ayşe Nur; Department of Sociology (2016)
This thesis provides an analysis of the change of ethnographic discourse on women and Islam in Turkey. Based on the theoretical framework of feminist postcolonial theory it analyses the ethnographic studies as texts and focuses on the concepts of subjectivity, subalternnes, otherness, and agency in Muslim women's discursive representations and binarism, Eurocentricism, essentialism in the way discourse is produced. It adopts Michel Foucault’s theorization of discourse, knowledge and power as a methodology t...
Subjectivity formation of working class women and respectability : a case study on women sales workers in Ankara
Tatar, Mehtap; Erdoğan, Necmi; Department of Media and Cultural Studies (2014)
The main aim of this thesis is to examine the role of class and gender in the subjectivity formation of working class women. Women from different classes encounter each other in situations such as customers and sales workers in the shopping environment. Examining this encounter in detail can assist in achieving the main of this study. Therefore, during the in-depth interviews with women sales workers that were conducted, it was seen that many of the women sales workers experience class and gender inequaliti...
Women’s changing conditions in the post-Soviet Russia
Sobyanina, Olga; Kuşçu Bonnenfant, Işık; Department of European Studies (2011)
This thesis analyzes women’s status in the Russian Federation in the period after the dissolution of the Soviet Union. Yeltsin’s reforms radically changed the quality of political, economical and social aspects of Russian life. Yeltsin’s period together with the policies of the subsequent governments proved to be mostly detrimental to womeńs status in the country. Women have become the ones who suffered most from the instability and lawlessness of the transition period. This study discusses increasing gend...
Woman’s labor and poverty : the case of Eskisehir province in Turkey
Güneş, Fatime; Ecevit, Mehmet Cihan; Department of Sociology (2006)
This study examines critically how women in poverty use their labor in the production and reproduction processes against poverty and the effects of these processes on women becoming poor referring to women’s knowledge. The material foundation of women’s poverty is conceptualized as a two-way devaluation of women’s labor used in social reproduction. Patriarchal, cultural and ideological structures and relationships are studied as other determinants of women’s poverty. In this framework, women’s poverty studi...
Citation Formats
M. Güngör, “Women’s writings under state feminism in Turkey: an analysis of “Kadın gazetesi” from 1947 to 1960 /,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2016.