Identity construction of trans women in Turkey

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Göktaş, Hamza (2018) Identity construction of trans women in Turkey. [Thesis]

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This MA thesis focuses on the lives of trans-identified individuals in Turkey based on a small-scale group of predominantly Istanbulite trans women in terms of their making sense of and negotiating a trans identity. The self-identified “friendship group” consists of trans women of all walks of life producing, reproducing, and transmitting interminable knowledge/discourse on transgenderism on-site and online. This research analyzes in the respective chapters the crucial aspects of trans identity construction: group-making, intimacy, and passing. This thesis investigates in every chapter how these aspects of trans subculture contribute to these women’s understanding of their trans/womanhood to create a space for themselves as active agents. This study explores how trans women construct their identities against the backdrop of living in increasingly conservative Turkey and in a larger context of identity politics.

Item Type:Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords:Transgender. -- Identity construction. -- Group-making. -- Intimacy. -- Passing. -- Trans. -- Kimlik inşası. -- Grup oluşturma. -- Mahremiyet. -- Gibi gözükmek.
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
ID Code:36755
Deposited By:IC-Cataloging
Deposited On:07 Dec 2018 19:05
Last Modified:25 Mar 2019 17:32

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