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Women's Studies Programs in Muslim Countries: Caucasus and Turkey
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The development of women's studies in Turkey in academic units at universities in the 1990s owes much to the changes in social and cultural politics in the country which were accelerated in the 1970s and 1980s. In this period, activist women aimed at eliminating the androcentric biases and the unbalanced gender dynamics of epistemology in social sciences (Kandiyoti 1996, 2–3, Abadan-Unat 1995, 15). The 1980 coup d'état created a politica…

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Birkalan-Gedik, Hande A., “Women's Studies Programs in Muslim Countries: Caucasus and Turkey”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 03 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0152a>
First published online: 2009

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