Beyond Islamic versus secular framing: a critical analysis of reproductive rights debates in Turkey

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Frank, Ana and Çelik, Ayşe Betül (2017) Beyond Islamic versus secular framing: a critical analysis of reproductive rights debates in Turkey. Journal of Middle East Women's Studies, 13 (2). pp. 195-218. ISSN 1552-5864 (Print) 1558-9579 (Online)

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Abstract

Reproductive rights are shaped by different political ideologies and remain a hotly contested policy issue in most parts of the world. In Turkey the disputes concerning these rights have grown since 2002, when a conservative government assumed power. Analyzing how both governmental and civil society actors have discussed and framed reproductive policies primarily in reference to religion since the ascension of the Adalet ve Kalkinma Partisi (Justice and Development Party; AKP), this article focuses on debates that took place in 2012 about abortion and caesarean birth. The critical discourse and frame analysis, based on online speeches and media articles of these actors from November 2002 through 2014, reveal a remarkable diversity both in the interpretation of Islamic teachings and in a group of actors with similar ideological orientation. The article concludes by arguing for the need to move beyond the Islamic versus secular divide and to denaturalize and dehomogenize the role of religion in the public sphere.
Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Scopus Document Type: Review
Uncontrolled Keywords: Islam versus secular divide; Public debates; Religion; Reproductive rights; Turkey
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Academic programs > Political Science
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Academic programs > Conflict Analysis And Resolution
Depositing User: Ayşe Betül Çelik
Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2017 20:25
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2017 20:25
URI: https://research.sabanciuniv.edu/id/eprint/32900

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