Activism and women's NGOs in Turkey : civil society, feminism and politics

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Author: Keysan, Asuman Özgür
Language: English
Summary: "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 41 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."--Bloomsbury Publishing.
Physical Description: x, 214 pages ; 24 cm.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN: 1788310136
9781788310130
Published: London ; I.B. Tauris, 2019.
Series: Library of modern Turkey

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IISG 1985/375