Patriarchal Theory Reconsidered

Torture and Gender-Based Violence in Turkey

  • Filiz Akgul

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
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  9. Back Matter
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About this book


This study analyzes male-female violence in comparison to state-citizen violence. Norms and values in Turkey are analyzed as a reflection of processes that accommodate oppression, the intersection of which develops the argument that ‘women are to men, what the citizen is for the state, in the context of Turkey’. Gender theory in general, and patriarchal theory in particular, are explored in this book to describe the logic and design of gender-based violence and its intersection with political sociology.


patriarchy gender violence gender theory patriarchal theory gender norms gender subjugation

Authors and affiliations

  • Filiz Akgul
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  1. 1.University of Westminster LondonUnited Kingdom

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