Struggling for individuality: the Istanbul YWCA

buir.advisorWeisbrode, Kenneth
dc.contributor.authorKarabağ, Müzeyyen
dc.date.accessioned2021-09-15T08:20:19Z
dc.date.available2021-09-15T08:20:19Z
dc.date.copyright2021-08
dc.date.issued2021-08
dc.date.submitted2021-09-14
dc.departmentDepartment of Historyen_US
dc.descriptionCataloged from PDF version of article.en_US
dc.descriptionThesis (M.S.): Bilkent University, Department of History, İhsan Doğramacı Bilkent University, 2021.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (leaves 197-208).en_US
dc.description.abstractThis study argues that the YWCA’s mainly American staff, observing that familial, social and educational structure prevented women from independent decision-making in Istanbul, promoted individuality by their labor and health practices between 1913-1930. The YWCA contributed to a discourse on the role of women that accentuated their individuality by promoting an autonomous professional identity instead of women’s maternal and marital roles. Putting emphasis on their individual’s needs first, they encouraged women to stand on their own, and to formulate and pursue their own professional goals as well as take care of themselves. The YWCA’s American staff promoted both having a profession and a healthy body as aims in and of themselves without links to nationalism, or motherhood, thus forming a contrast with the late Ottoman State’s and Early Republican state’s ideologies while simultaneously challenging the gender roles and patriarchal codes. Their prioritizing having a career over marriage and motherhood contributed to feminist activism.en_US
dc.description.degreePh.D.en_US
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dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Müzeyyen Karabağen_US
dc.embargo.release2022-03-14
dc.format.extentix, 209 leaves : map ; 30 cm.en_US
dc.identifier.itemidB124160
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/76515
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.publisherBilkent Universityen_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessen_US
dc.subjectYoung Women’s Christian Association (YWCA)en_US
dc.subjectWorking womenen_US
dc.subjectIndividualityen_US
dc.subjectCareeren_US
dc.subjectHealthen_US
dc.titleStruggling for individuality: the Istanbul YWCAen_US
dc.title.alternativeBirey olma mücadelesi: İstanbul YWCAen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
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