Trust in context: problematizing trust(ing) in Turkey among rural-to-urban migrant women

buir.advisorErman, Tahire
dc.contributor.authorMa, Jermaine Siu Yee
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-15T06:18:10Z
dc.date.available2021-02-15T06:18:10Z
dc.date.copyright2021-01
dc.date.issued2021-01
dc.date.submitted2021-02-10
dc.departmentDepartment of Political Science and Public Administrationen_US
dc.descriptionCataloged from PDF version of article.en_US
dc.descriptionThesis (Ph.D.): Bilkent University, Department of Political Science and Public Administration, İhsan Doğramacı Bilkent University, 2021.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (leaves 152-164).en_US
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation examines trust and problematizes the process(es) and context in the case of rural-to-urban migrant women in contemporary urbanizing Turkey. The influx of rural-to-urban migration since the 1950s has impacted both spatial and social change in the country’s largest cities, including the transformation of gecekondu dwellings into apartment complexes. The changes and challenges that now accompany apartment living—the loss of communal and informal ways of life facilitated by the spatiality of gecekondu—impact women as they navigate social relations. Using the gecekondu habitus as a conceptual tool, this qualitative study takes a contextual, relational and process-oriented approach to trust by asking: How is trust understood and experienced by migrant women? How does this affect everyday life for migrant women and their families? And what does it look like to foster trusting neighborly relations in light of apartment life? As a result of analyzing twenty in-depth semi-structured interviews by focusing on emerging themes this study found first that migrant women understood and experienced trust(ing) as an on-going relational process of negotiating two competing desires—not being harmed and not being alone—entailing a gendered iterative practice through knowing, visiting, sharing, and helping over time. And second, women need their neighbors in order to do the work of social reproduction given their structural disadvantages and the challenges of apartment living. This necessitates the negotiation of neighborly (trust) relations in the formalized spatiality of the apartments with those from different sociocultural groups, including those who have not lived in a gecekondu.en_US
dc.description.degreePh.D.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Jermaine Siu Yee Maen_US
dc.embargo.release2023-02-09
dc.format.extentxiv, 166 leaves : illustrations ; 30 cm.en_US
dc.identifier.itemidB150683
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/55126
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.publisherBilkent Universityen_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessen_US
dc.subjectInterpersonal trusten_US
dc.subjectGecekondu habitusen_US
dc.subjectWomen’s neighborlinessen_US
dc.subjectSocio-spatial transformationen_US
dc.subjectTurkeyen_US
dc.titleTrust in context: problematizing trust(ing) in Turkey among rural-to-urban migrant womenen_US
dc.title.alternativeBağlamsal güven: köy-kent göçmeni kadınlar üzerinden Türkiye’de güven ilişkilerini sorgulamaken_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
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