Women and ideology: Representations of women in religious and secular Turkish media

Hortacsu, N
Erturk, EM
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Citation Formats
N. Hortacsu and E. Erturk, “Women and ideology: Representations of women in religious and secular Turkish media,” JOURNAL OF APPLIED SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY, pp. 2017–2039, 2003, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/64869.