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[Commlist] International Journal of Communication Publishes a Special Section on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality in Turkey

Fri Oct 30 17:44:30 GMT 2020

International Journal of Communication Publishes a Special Section on
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

• Women’s representation in early modern Turkish newspapers
• Women’s films
• The promotion of a neo-liberal gender ideology in Islamized self-help
• The media coverage of violence against women and LGBTQ+ communities
• Online activism against violence
• Anti-feminism
• 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 log into to read the papers of interest.

Women’s Rights and Gender Equality in Turkey: Struggles Over Media
Representations and Discourses in the Past and Present — Editorial
Esra Özcan

The Image of Turkish Women as the Antithesis of the Ottoman Past:
Representations of Women in the Newspapers of the Early Republican Era
Esra Ercan Bilgiç

Cinema Has Split the Girl’s Soul into Pieces: Scrutinizing Representations
of Women in Films from Turkey
Esin Paça Cengiz

Gender in Turkey’s Islamic-Oriented Self-Help Literature: Constructing
Self-Regulating Female Subjectivity
Feyda Sayan-Cengiz

“The Public Immoralist”: Discourses of Queer Subjectification in
Contemporary Turkey
Eser Selen

The Politicization of Rape as a Consequence of Western Modernity and
Religious Conservatism: Competing Media Narratives on Gender
Ece Algan

Use of Social Media in the Struggle Surrounding Violence Against Turkish
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

Framing the Alimony Debates in Turkey: Struggle Between Feminist and
Antifeminist Discourses to Represent “Women’s Rights”
Esra Özcan
Larry Gross, Editor
Arlene Luck, Founding Managing Editor Kady Bell-Garcia, Managing Editor
Kasia Anderson, Managing Editor, Special Sections
Esra Özcan, Guest Editor

International Journal of Communication (IJoC)
USC Annenberg Press
University of Southern California
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