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Turkey: Early 20th Century to Present
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It is possible to group works on women in twentieth-century Turkey chronologically, in three broad categories: 1. ideological works written by the advocates of the new republic; 2. works carried out (1940–80) by social scientists working within a modernist paradigm; and 3. works carried out by students of social science and history that are influenced by feminist movements or feminist scholarship.

Ideological works

The Republic of Turkey, established in 1923, in…

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Arat, Yeşim, “Turkey: Early 20th Century to Present”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 31 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0041>
First published online: 2009

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