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dc.contributor.authorUnal, D.en_US
dc.contributor.authorCindoglu, D.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-28T11:57:34Z
dc.date.available2015-07-28T11:57:34Z
dc.date.issued2013en_US
dc.identifier.issn0277-5395
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/11398
dc.description.abstractThis paper discusses the gendered nature of reproductive citizenship in contemporary Turkey through reading the abortion chronicles and exposes the utilization of women's bodies and subjection of women to demographic state policies. To this end, we focus on recent abortion debates originating from Prime Minister Erdoğan's statement on May 25, 2012 that suggested that “every abortion is a murder”. Our paper is a qualitative analysis of the arguments of the members of the parliament following PM's statement on abortion. We documented and contextualized the recurrent themes; (1) abortion as a rhetorical tool, (2) trivialization of abortion, (3) medicalization of abortion, (4) abortion in the cases of rape, (5) abortion as an economic imperative. As a result, we unravel the gendered discursive limits of “pro-abortion” arguments in Turkey and reveal the frameworks within which the political debates are shaped when women's bodies, sexualities and reproductive capacities are at stake.en_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.source.titleWomen's Studies International Forumen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wsif.2013.02.005en_US
dc.subjectAbortionen_US
dc.subjectCitizenshipen_US
dc.subjectDemographic trenden_US
dc.subjectQualitative analysisen_US
dc.subjectWomens statusen_US
dc.titleReproductive citizenship in Turkey: abortion chroniclesen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.departmentDepartment of Political Science and Public Administrationen_US
dc.citation.spage21en_US
dc.citation.epage31en_US
dc.citation.volumeNumber38en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.wsif.2013.02.005en_US
dc.publisherElsevieren_US


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