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Economics: Global Markets: Turkey
(705 words)

The integration of women in Turkey into global markets is a reflection of their productive activities and is shaped under the influence of gender roles and relations prevailing in Turkish society. From the early days of the Republic, women were granted their legal rights by the governing elite committed to the goals of modernization and Westernization. However, the reforms remained largely formal, especially in rural areas, and class-biased, primarily benefiting urban bourgeois women (Kandiyoti …

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Dedeoglu, Saniye, “Economics: Global Markets: Turkey”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 06 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0232b>
First published online: 2009

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