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Representations: Romance Fiction: Turkey
(1,447 words)

Popular romance reached its peak during the 1940s in Turkey. Women gained legal equality in the decade after the proclamation of the Republic in 1923; however, woman's body became a site of struggle for Westernization as an aspect of the modernization project. The visibility of women in the public sphere became a new subject for literature. The newly graduated young woman who went to distant corners of Anatolia to educate children and her struggl…

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Yazici Yakin, Asli, “Representations: Romance Fiction: Turkey”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 01 October 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0637>
First published online: 2009

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