Girls Without Mothers: Modern Daughters of Modern Fathers Cover Image

Annesiz Kizlar: Modern Babalarin Modern Kizlari
Girls Without Mothers: Modern Daughters of Modern Fathers

Author(s): Aksu Bora
Subject(s): Social history, Gender history, Social development, Social differentiation, Globalization
Published by: Uluslararası Kıbrıs Üniversitesi
Keywords: Memory; Gender; Modernization;

Summary/Abstract: Although questioning the past has widely been on the agenda lately, the gender perspective of this therapeutic connection with the past is often neglected. But one has to recognize that, a retrospective questioning of the past, that encounters the analyses of the relationship between the personal and the collective memories, cannot be actualized without taking the gender dimension into account. This article expounds that, the ‘new woman’ typology created by modernization invalidates ‘the mother’ and the ‘difference’ that the mother represents. This negligence in return, leads to an understanding of equality which confines itself into the norms defined by the father only.

  • Issue Year: 16/2010
  • Issue No: 61
  • Page Range: 7-15
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: Turkish