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Representations: Film: Turkey
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Many authors, including Dorsay (2000), Özön (1995), and Scognamillo (2003), have dealt with representations of women in Turkish cinema. However, Dönmez-Colin's Women, Islam and Cinema (2004), gives the most complete overview. Much of the information in this entry comes from this source.

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From the start of commercial Turkish cinema, representations of women have been prominent. In the early years numerous films were made in which a “…

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de Bruijn, Petra, “Representations: Film: Turkey”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 11 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0625f>
First published online: 2009

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