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A New type of middle-class parenting in response to the recent changes in the education system

Kızıl, Özge
This thesis analyzes the experiences of lower-middle and middle-class parents, who embraced secular values, with the recent changes in the education system in Turkey. It argues that changes made in neoliberal and neo-conservative lines within nearly twenty years affect the secular middle-class people in terms of their reproduction of class position and their lifestyles. The fear of not reproducing their class position and lifestyles leads these parents to make great financial and emotional sacrifices for the future of their children and results in the construction of new parenthood by an intensified parental involvement.