Women’s Empowerment in Turkey and Beyond
Women’s Empowerment in Turkey and Beyond offers a methodologically, theoretically, and empirically rich analysis of women’s empowerment in male-dominated societies, juxtaposing the Turkish case in comparative perspective.
The volume explores institutional and societal obstacles against women’s empowerment in patriarchal communities, how women cope and bargain with patriarchy in such societies, and how they try to achieve better living standards for themselves and their families. It also pinpoints areas for improvement in women’s empowerment via institutional and societal change in the areas of education, economics, politics, and social life. Interdisciplinary contributors offer in-depth fieldwork analyses as well as rigorous statistical techniques. The multi-disciplinary and multi-method nature of the book provides both breadth and depth to the study of women’s empowerment and offers fertile ground for further research on gender politics.
Interdisciplinary in nature, Women’s Empowerment in Turkey and Beyond will be of great interest to scholars of Gender Politics, Turkish Studies and Women’s Empowerment. The chapters were originally published as a special issue of Turkish Studies.
1. Women and the city: female empowerment in the world, 1960–2014
2. Does migration contribute to women’s empowerment? Portrait of urban Turkey and Istanbul
Deger Eryar, Hasan Tekgüç and Sule Toktas
3. Untangling the gender gap: nomination and representativeness in Turkish local elections
Kerem Yildirim and Gülnur Kocapinar
4. Women’s empowerment on a local level in Turkey: the case of violence against women
Berrin Koyuncu and Ahu Sumbas
5. The making of the ‘new’ patriarch in women’s self-narrations of political empowerment: the case of local female AKP politicians in the aftermath of 2009 elections
6. Married to Anatolian Tigers: business masculinities, relationalities, and limits to empowerment
Selin Akyüz, Feyda Sayan-Cengiz, Asli Çirakman and Dilek Cindoglu