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Development: Discourses and Practices: Turkey
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The discussion of women, gender, and development discourses and practices in Turkey should be placed in the historical context of the modernization process led by the national elite following the foundation of the Turkish Republic in 1923. Women's emergence from the private into the public sphere as equal citizens has been perceived as an important component of this modernization process, which has been almost synonymous with Turkey's integration into the Western (particularly the European) comm…

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İlkkaracan, İpek, “Development: Discourses and Practices: Turkey”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 07 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0219d>
First published online: 2009

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