Gender and Sexuality in Turkey (GEN 544)

2021 Spring
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Gender Studies (GEN)
Cenk Özbay,
Doctoral, Master
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This course will explore a wide variety of texts ranging from academic, literary and political writings to films and documentaries on gender and sexuality in Turkey. Topics include the evolution of the feminist movement from the late nineteenth century till today, the experiences and narratives of masculinity, violence against women, virginity debates, the interconnections between gender and nationalism, religious and state discourses on the body, the politics of secularism and Islam the writings and experiences of minorities, politics of sexuality and queer politics.