Creating a Magic World: Punk, DIY Culture and Feminist Ethics in Contemporary Turkey

2018-07-03
İBRAHİMHAKKIOĞLU, FULDEN
This essay offers an analysis of Istanbul based feminist punk acts. Through music, protest, art, and zines, feminist punks do not only seek to negate the prevalent misogyny sedimented in hardcore/punk culture and beyond, but they also seek to create new spaces where new values would take root. A feminist effort to “lead a good life in a bad life,” to borrow from Judith Butler, has repercussions that resonate well beyond the confines of an individual’s life. Acts of resistance undertaken collectively translate into acts of world-building and transformation. By drawing examples from the Turkish punk scene, this essay unpacks the work of feminist ethics in punk music, which is “to create a magic world,” where women and gender non-conforming individuals can exist and flourish.
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F. İBRAHİMHAKKIOĞLU, “Creating a Magic World: Punk, DIY Culture and Feminist Ethics in Contemporary Turkey,” presented at the KISMIF Conference, ( 3 - 07 Temmuz 2018), 2018, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: https://ler.letras.up.pt/uploads/ficheiros/17728.pdf.