Activism and Women's Ngos in Turkey: Civil Society, Feminism and Politics (Library of Modern Turkey) (Hardcover)

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Civil society is often seen as male, structured in a way that excludes women from public and political life. Much feminist scholarship sees civil society and feminism as incompatible a result. But scholars and activists are currently trying to update this view by looking at women's positions in civil society and women's activism. This book contributes to this new research, arguing that civil society is a contested terrain where women can negotiate and successfully challenge dominant discourses in society. The book is based on interviews with women activists from ten women's organizations in Turkey. Foregrounding the voices of women, the book answers the question How do women's NGOs contribute to civil society in the Middle East?". At a time when civil society is being promoted and institutionalised in Turkey, particularly by the EU, this book demonstrates that women's organisations can help achieve women's emancipation, even if there are significant differences in their approaches and ideas.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781788310130
ISBN-10: 1788310136
Publisher: I. B. Tauris & Company
Publication Date: November 28th, 2019
Pages: 224
Language: English
Series: Library of Modern Turkey