Gender Politics in Transitional Societies



Gender politics and education in the Gülen Movement
Göktürk Ağın, Duygun (2021-11-01)
In Turkey, women’s involvement in the Gülen Movement (known to its adherents as Hizmet (Service)), a global religious movement, contributes to extending the gendered forms of conservative-modern discourses within the practices of everyday life by introducing a new form of Islamic activism. This chapter traces the gender and pedagogical discourses of the Gülen Movement, based on ethnographic analysis of data collected in one of the Movement’s high schools in a conservative, provincial city in western Turkey....
Gender roles and community formation in Kurdish migrant women
Akbay, Hivda; Kalaycıoğlu, Hediye Sibel; Department of Gender and Women's Studies (2003)
The purpose of this study is to examine the effect of the intersecting dynamics of gender and ethnic identities for Kurdish migrant women in Turkey. For this aim it attempts to investigate Kurdish migrant women's everyday lives in their private and public domains, which include in-family, out-family social and economic relations. It is expected that Kurdish women's gender and ethnic identities will intersect in these domains and will be effective in creating a specific ethnic community identity. For this re...
Gender-based challenges and coping strategies in academia in Turkey
Yılmaz, Ece; Beşpınar Akgüner, Fatma Umut; Department of Gender and Women's Studies (2019)
This study aims to reveal gender-based individual, social, institutional and structural challenges academics face in their careers in Turkey. The theoretical framework was shaped by feminist standpoint theory which allowed a critical perspective to the traditional conceptualization of ideal worker. The data were collected through semi-structured in-depth interviews from 10 male and 10 female academics working in Ankara, the capital of Turkey. The findings revealed four main themes. Firstly, some differences...
Gender Politics of the AKP: Restoration of a Religio-conservative Gender Climate
Ayata, Ayşe; Doğangün, Huriye Gökten (2017-01-01)
Under the rule of the AKP, gender politics draws a contradictory picture. Although significant legal advances have been achieved in harmony with international conventions, gender equality has not been fully attained. With the conjunction of the loss of momentum in the EU membership drive and the alliance between the party's conservatism and neo-liberalism, a religio-conservative gender climate has emerged. This gender climate relies on the reconceptualization of family and motherhood in reference to religio...
Gender Differential Migration and the AIDS Epidemic
Özen, İlhan Can (ProQuest, 2010-10-01)
This book formulates the situation under which differential migration wavesof the genders to cities, coupled with potential wealth imbalances, can create an environmentthat is conducive to the spread of HIV. The model of the marital market and the extra-marital market presented in Chapter 2, which builds on this assumption and the fact that themigration waves that are increasingly male-dominated create an excess demand for theextra-marital market. In the model presented in this paper, homogenous agents make...
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A. Ergun Özbolat and A. Ayata, “Gender Politics in Transitional Societies,” 2010, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: