International Journal of Communication Publishes a Special Section on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality in Turkey
Zeren Göktan, “Deep Blue”, #1, 2017
Turkey, once a democracy, has slid into authoritarianism, and has now severe restrictions on its media which prompts the question:
What does this mean for women’s rights and gender equality in Turkey?
Guest-edited by Esra Özcan, this Special Section on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality in Turkey brings together eight original papers (plus an editorial introduction) on current research in gender and media in Turkey. The articles investigate a wide a range of historical and contemporary issues about women’s rights and gender equality in different types of media:
• Women’s representation in early modern Turkish newspapers
• Women’s films
• The promotion of a neo-liberal gender ideology in Islamized self-help books
• The media coverage of violence against women and LGBTQ+ communities
• Online activism against violence
• Gender stereotypes in advertising
The Special Section explores ways to push against gender conservatism in a restricted media environment. We invite you to read these Special Section articles that published in the International Journal of Communication on October 28, 2020. Please Ctrl+Click on the article titles below for direct linking.
Use of Social Media in the Struggle Surrounding Violence Against Turkish Women
Christine Ogan, Özen Baş
Voices Against Misogyny in Turkey: The Case of a Successful Online Collective Action Against a Sexist Commercial
Özden Melis Uluğ, Özen Odağ, Nevin Solak
Larry Gross, Editor
Arlene Luck, Founding Managing Editor
Kady Bell-Garcia, Managing Editor
Kasia Anderson, Managing Editor, Special Sections
Esra Özcan, Guest Editor
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