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Akpinar, Aylin
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Akpinar, A. (2018). Turkish Divorcées and Need for Woman-friendly Policies. In: Glenda Tibe Bonifacio (Ed.), Global Currents in Gender and Feminisms: Canadian and International Perspectives (pp. 93-105). Bingley: Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Turkish Divorcées and Need for Woman-friendly Policies
2018 (English)In: Global Currents in Gender and Feminisms: Canadian and International Perspectives / [ed] Glenda Tibe Bonifacio, Bingley: Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2018, p. 93-105Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Gender analysis of the narratives of low-income divorcées in big cities of Ankara, Istanbul and Izmir shows that their lives are under patriarchal domination. Women are subjected to all kinds of violence in their marriage and escape it by getting a divorce. Their lives are vulnerable as the increasing numbers of lone mothers are neither morally nor socially accepted in Turkish society. The patriarchal family ideal exacerbates the situation of lone mothers who become stigmatized as divorcées. Divorce is considered a 'shame' for women, and the ideology of family is used as a poitical tool where persistent conservative bias ignores wife battering, rape and other types of abuse in society.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Bingley: Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2018
Keywords
Turkey, divorcées, family law, policy, gender equality, marriage, conservatism
National Category
Gender Studies
Research subject
Social Sciences, Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-72881 (URN)10.1108/978-1-78714-483-520171010 (DOI)978-1-78714-484-2 (ISBN)978-1-78714-483-5 (ISBN)978-1-78714-943-4 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-04-16 Created: 2018-04-16 Last updated: 2019-05-03Bibliographically approved
Akpinar, A. (2017). Intergenerational Conflicts and Resistance of Daughters in Suburban Turkey. In: Christina L. Scott and Sampson Lee Blair (Ed.), Intimate Relationships and Social Change: The Dynamic Nature of Dating, Mating, And Coupling (pp. 45-71). Bingley: Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Intergenerational Conflicts and Resistance of Daughters in Suburban Turkey
2017 (English)In: Intimate Relationships and Social Change: The Dynamic Nature of Dating, Mating, And Coupling / [ed] Christina L. Scott and Sampson Lee Blair, Bingley: Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2017, p. 45-71Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This paper draws in part from data of a larger study on marital lives and divorce of women of various ages and backgrounds residing in metropolitan Turkey. The aim of the overall study has been to understand various factors which have paved the ways leading to divorce and the research method used for the study is based on narrative analysis. An important finding of the study is the control of women*s sexuality which is discussed in this paper with the help of the narratives of three women who are raised by dominant fathers and by subordinated mothers. I argue that gender and generation hierarchies are hidden in the idealized image of family life in low-to-middle-income families residing in suburban Turkey. Intergenerational conflicts arise due to three women's oppression in their young ages by their fathers who have decided upon their marriages to control their sexuality. Yet, as young adults, the three women try to find ways to cope with the control of their sexuality. The analysis of the three women's narratives reveal their endeavors either to challenge the idealized "virgin bride" norm or to get rid of their unwanted marriages through divorce or seperation which can be considered as instances of women's resistance to patriarchal domination and their search for individuation. How much resistance the three women are able to endeavor is dependent on the aspects of gendered interactions and on the embeddedness of ambivalences in gender role models in the patriarchal gender regime of Turkish society.  

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Bingley: Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2017
Series
Contemporary Perspectives in Family Research, ISSN 1530-3535 ; 11
Keywords
virginity, control of sexuality, intergenerational conflicts, patriarchal domination, resistance of daughters
National Category
Sociology
Research subject
Social Sciences, Gender Studies; Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-72666 (URN)10.1108/S1530-353520170000011003 (DOI)9781787146105 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-04-16 Created: 2018-04-16 Last updated: 2018-06-27Bibliographically approved
Akpinar, A., Kumbetoglu, B. & User, I. (2012). Gida, Tekstil ve Hizmet Sektörlerinde Kayitdisi Calisan Kadin Isciler. In: A. Makal & G. Toksöz (Ed.), Gecmisten Gunumuze Turkiye'de Kadin Emegi: (pp. 305-358). Ankara: Ankara Universitesi Yayinevi
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Gida, Tekstil ve Hizmet Sektörlerinde Kayitdisi Calisan Kadin Isciler
2012 (Turkish)In: Gecmisten Gunumuze Turkiye'de Kadin Emegi / [ed] A. Makal & G. Toksöz, Ankara: Ankara Universitesi Yayinevi , 2012, p. 305-358Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Ankara: Ankara Universitesi Yayinevi, 2012
National Category
Work Sciences Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-82357 (URN)9789755338255 (ISBN)
Note

Ej belagd 20190617

Available from: 2019-04-29 Created: 2019-04-29 Last updated: 2019-06-17Bibliographically approved
Kumbetoglu, B., User, I. & Akpinar, A. (2012). Kayip Isci Kadinlar - Kayitdisi Calismaya Dair bir Alan Arastirmasi. Istanbul: Baglam Yayinlari
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Kayip Isci Kadinlar - Kayitdisi Calismaya Dair bir Alan Arastirmasi
2012 (Turkish)Book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Istanbul: Baglam Yayinlari, 2012
National Category
Gender Studies Work Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-82355 (URN)9786055809645 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-04-29 Created: 2019-04-29 Last updated: 2019-06-17Bibliographically approved
Akpinar, A. (2010). Family and Social Change in Turkey. In: A. Singer, M. Jänterä-Jareborg, A. Schlytter (Ed.), Familj, Religion, Rätt: En Antologi om Kulturella Spänningar i Familjen - Med Sverige och Turkiet som Exempel (pp. 15-35). Uppsala: Iustus förlag
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Family and Social Change in Turkey
2010 (English)In: Familj, Religion, Rätt: En Antologi om Kulturella Spänningar i Familjen - Med Sverige och Turkiet som Exempel / [ed] A. Singer, M. Jänterä-Jareborg, A. Schlytter, Uppsala: Iustus förlag, 2010, p. 15-35Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Iustus förlag, 2010
National Category
Sociology
Research subject
Social Sciences, Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-82351 (URN)978-91-7678-753-3 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-04-29 Created: 2019-04-29 Last updated: 2019-05-07Bibliographically approved
Kümbetoğlu, B., User, İ. & Akpınar, A. (2010). Unregistered Women Workers in the Globalized Economy: A Qualitative Study in Turkey. Feminist Formations, 22(3), 96-123
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Unregistered Women Workers in the Globalized Economy: A Qualitative Study in Turkey
2010 (English)In: Feminist Formations, ISSN 2151-7363, E-ISSN 2151-7371, Vol. 22, no 3, p. 96-123Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In recent years, economic stagnation and the global economic crisis have subjected Turkish women workers to conditions that are more difficult than ever. The existent lack of proper controls and regulations has become even more pervasive during this period. Effective de-unionization is another reason sustaining these negative circumstances under which women workers are denied their legal rights. In this article, preliminary findings of field research undertaken in five relatively industrialized provinces in northwestern Turkey are presented. These findings reveal a variety of problems that unregistered women workers face: Child labor; high rates of worker turnover; wages that are below the official minimum and that are paid irregularly; harsh and unhealthy working conditions, including extended work time and unpaid, compulsory night shifts; and ill treatment and sexual harrassment by employers and foremen. The work histories of the 213 participants of the study, most of whom had started working at ages 12-15, indicate that a slave-like system has been operating for a relatively long time. Saying that this hidden labor is merely a case of women workers not being registered greatly oversimplifies a complicated structure that is in place and fails to represent its reality.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010
Keywords
invisible workers, subcontracting, unregistered employment, women workers, work insecurity, working conditions
National Category
Sociology Gender Studies
Research subject
Social Sciences, Sociology; Social Sciences, Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-82347 (URN)10.1353/ff.2010.0016 (DOI)
Available from: 2019-04-29 Created: 2019-04-29 Last updated: 2019-05-08Bibliographically approved
Akpinar, A. (2007). Isvec'te Yasayan Turk Kadinlarinin Sosyal Iliski Aglari, Evlilik ve Bosanma Durumlari. In: A. Kaya & B. Sahin (Ed.), Kökler ve Yollar, Turkiye'de Göc Surecleri: (pp. 335-358). Istanbul: Bilgi Universitesi Yayinlari
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Isvec'te Yasayan Turk Kadinlarinin Sosyal Iliski Aglari, Evlilik ve Bosanma Durumlari
2007 (Turkish)In: Kökler ve Yollar, Turkiye'de Göc Surecleri / [ed] A. Kaya & B. Sahin, Istanbul: Bilgi Universitesi Yayinlari , 2007, p. 335-358Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Istanbul: Bilgi Universitesi Yayinlari, 2007
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-82356 (URN)
Note

Ej belagd 20190617

Available from: 2019-04-29 Created: 2019-04-29 Last updated: 2019-06-17Bibliographically approved
Akpinar, A. (2007). The Making of a Good Citizen and Conscious Muslim through Public Education: The Case of Imam Hatip Schools. In: Marie Carlson, Annika Rabo, Fatma Gök (Ed.), Education in ‘Multicultural’ Societies: Turkish and Swedish Perspectives (pp. 161-178). London: I.B. Tauris
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Making of a Good Citizen and Conscious Muslim through Public Education: The Case of Imam Hatip Schools
2007 (English)In: Education in ‘Multicultural’ Societies: Turkish and Swedish Perspectives / [ed] Marie Carlson, Annika Rabo, Fatma Gök, London: I.B. Tauris, 2007, p. 161-178Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: I.B. Tauris, 2007
Series
Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul Transactions, ISSN 1100-0333 ; 18
National Category
Sociology Educational Sciences
Research subject
Social Sciences, Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-82348 (URN)978-91-86884-20-8 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-04-29 Created: 2019-04-29 Last updated: 2019-10-10Bibliographically approved
Akpinar, A. (2006). Discourses of Islam/Secularism and Identity-Building Processes among Turkish University Youth. In: Haideh Moghissi (Ed.), Muslim Disapora: Gender, Culture and Identity: (pp. 133-149). London & New York: Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Discourses of Islam/Secularism and Identity-Building Processes among Turkish University Youth
2006 (English)In: Muslim Disapora: Gender, Culture and Identity / [ed] Haideh Moghissi, London & New York: Routledge, 2006, p. 133-149Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London & New York: Routledge, 2006
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-82349 (URN)9780415770811 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-04-29 Created: 2019-04-29 Last updated: 2019-05-03Bibliographically approved
Akpinar, A. (2003). The Honour/Shame Complex Revisited: Violence against Women in the Migration Context. Women's Studies: International Forum, 26(5), 425-442
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Honour/Shame Complex Revisited: Violence against Women in the Migration Context
2003 (English)In: Women's Studies: International Forum, ISSN 0277-5395, E-ISSN 1879-243X, Vol. 26, no 5, p. 425-442Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article is based on the life histories of two immigrant women of Turkish origin living in Sweden. Fictive names are used in the article. The women are given in marriage at a very young age to attach them to men who will take over the function of their control from their fathers. By analyzing the life histories with the help of Delaney and Bourdieu's theoretical approaches, I try to explain the implicit idea in the honour/shame complex whereby protection of women is maintained through control on their sexuality. The control is accelerated to the extent that women live in “immigrant enclaves”. The function of women as carriers and bearers of group identity gains importance in case of the “immigrant situation” where ethnic identity becomes an issue to consider. Women are abused when they violate the boundaries of the definition of acceptable femininity by their ethnic community.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2003
National Category
Gender Studies
Research subject
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-82343 (URN)10.1016/j.wsif.2003.08.001 (DOI)
Available from: 2019-04-29 Created: 2019-04-29 Last updated: 2019-05-02Bibliographically approved
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