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Space: Female Space: Turkey
(976 words)

The way female space has been constructed in modern Turkey is related to a historical negotia tion between traditions dating back to the Ottoman era and the Republican reforms regarding women's emancipation and secularism. The Republican regime brought important changes in dress codes, voting rights, education and professional opportunities, and promoted Western art and culture. These reforms undoubtedly increased women's visibility and mobility in public spaces in both urban and provincial elite contexts. Yet…

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Öztürkmen, Arzu, “Space: Female Space: Turkey”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 26 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0281f>
First published online: 2009



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