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dc.contributor.authorUnal, D.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-08T11:01:54Z
dc.date.available2016-02-08T11:01:54Z
dc.date.issued2015en_US
dc.identifier.issn0277-5395
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/26585
dc.description.abstractThis paper presents the findings of a qualitative study on pious women columnists' negotiation of feminist self-identification in contemporary Turkey. Given the rise of the anti-feminist gender politics under the pro-Islamist AKP (Adalet ve Kalkinma Partisi) [Justice and Development Party] rule, it discusses how pious women columnists as crucial intellectual figures in the public sphere interpret feminism, Islamic feminism, and feminist self-identification. In this frame, the main aim of this study is to put forward the complexities of pious women columnists' positions in the public sphere and how this positionality affects their narratives about feminist self-identification in contemporary Turkey. Making use of the theoretical perspective provided by concepts such as "positionality" and "situatedness," this study concludes that negotiation of identity categories always takes place within the frame of reference, the contours of which is mapped out by one's position in the power configuration in society. Moreover, it brings into the open that the dialectical openings of Islamic feminism in pious women columnists' narratives can enhance the feminist coalitional politics in contemporary Turkey. © 2015 Elsevier Ltd.en_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.source.titleWomen's Studies International Forumen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.wsif.2015.08.003en_US
dc.subjectFeminismen_US
dc.subjectGender identityen_US
dc.subjectIslamismen_US
dc.subjectPolitical participationen_US
dc.subjectWomens statusen_US
dc.subjectTurkeyen_US
dc.titleVulnerable identities: Pious women columnists' narratives on Islamic feminism and feminist self-identification in contemporary Turkeyen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.departmentDepartment of Political Science and Public Administrationen_US
dc.citation.spage12en_US
dc.citation.epage21en_US
dc.citation.volumeNumber53en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.wsif.2015.08.003en_US
dc.publisherElsevier Ltden_US


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