Right-wing populism in New Turkey: Leading to all new grounds for troll science in gender theory

  title={Right-wing populism in New Turkey: Leading to all new grounds for troll science in gender theory},
  author={Hande Eslen‐Ziya},
  journal={Hts Teologiese Studies-theological Studies},
  • Hande Eslen‐Ziya
  • Published 16 September 2020
  • Sociology
  • Hts Teologiese Studies-theological Studies
After years of progress in terms of gender and sexual rights, since 2012 Europe is facing a so-called gender backlash – opposition directed to issues related to reproductive policies and abortion, violence against women, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and queer (LGBTIQ) rights and gay marriages, gender mainstreaming and sex education at schools as well as antidiscrimination policies. In this article, firstly, by taking the anti-gender developments as point of reference, I… 
4 Citations
Current Comment: The Illiberal Academic Authority. An Oxymoron?
  • A. Pető
  • Education
    Berichte zur Wissenschaftsgeschichte
  • 2021
The article applies the theoretical framework of the polypore state (Grzebalska, Pető) to tackle the difficulty lies in understanding the rise of illiberal science policy in Hungary, as it is a twofold case study in bothpolypore government control/state capture, and neoliberal marketization of higher education.
Financial independence of women – the impact of social factors on women empowerment in small island developing states (SIDS)
Purpose This study aims to understand and analyse the financial independence of women in small island developing states, with a focus on Mauritius. Factors such as employer choice, domestic


The Anti-Gender Movement in Europe and the Educational Process in Public Schools
Mass protests across Europe against marriage equality, reproductive rights, gender mainstreaming and sexual education have centralised in the past few years around so-called “gender theory”. This
Unpacking “Gender Ideology” and the Global Right’s Antigender Countermovement
In July 2016, during a closed session with Polish bishops, Pope Francis stated, “In Europe, America, Latin America, Africa, and in some countries of Asia, there are genuine forms of ideological
Gender and sexuality in the authoritarian discursive strategies of ‘New Turkey’
In the last decade, discourse on sexuality has proliferated more than ever in the political realm in Turkey. The discursive utilization of women’s bodies and sexualities has appeared as the main tool
Locating the politics of gender: Patriarchy, neo-liberal governance and violence in Turkey
This article attempts to demonstrate that the politics of gender in Turkey is intrinsic rather than incidental to a characterization of its ruling ideology. It does so by focusing on three central
Mediatized Populisms| Digital Populism: Trolls and Political Polarization of Twitter in Turkey
This article analyzes political trolling in Turkey through the lens of mediated populism. Twitter trolling in Turkey has diverged from its original uses (i.e., poking fun, flaming, etc.) toward
Understanding ‘New Turkey’ Through Women’s Eyes: Gender Politics in Turkish Daytime Talk Shows
Abstract Following the AKP’s second election victory in 2007, significant changes to the party programme and strategy evolved into the ‘New Turkey,’ a new, more abstractly defined discursive and
Can We Win the War on Science? Understanding the Link between Political Populism and Anti-Science Politics
The rise of populism coincides with a new wave of anti-intellectualism, articulated in the “War on Science.” This paper argues that there is no empirical evidence that the global surge of populism
The Impact of Conservative Discourses in Family Policies, Population Politics, and Gender Rights in Poland and Turkey
Poland and Turkey are suggested as two typologies for studying population politics in contexts where socially conservative ideas regarding gender remain paramount and conservative conventions prevail alongside women's customary unpaid work as care-givers regardless of the level of their formal workforce participation.