Nation-state, Family and Gender: Recent Studies in Japan and Turkey

  • Kaoru Murakami
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Since the end of the 1980s, under the influence of post-modernism and post-colonial critiques, the relation between modern nation-state building and family and gender issues, especially in Third World countries, has been one of the focal points of debates in international feminist studies (Jayawardena, 1986; Yuval-Davis and Anthias, 1989; Yuval-Davis, 1997) The gendered construction of nation and the role played by women during the process of nation-building have been brought to agenda and Turkey has been one of the best-researched fields. The issue has been addressed in Japan too, though the frame of reference has not been taken from Third World countries, as with Turkey, but from the experiences of modern European nations. In this chapter I shall examine and compare some of the recent studies dealing with the issue in both countries.


Modern Family Sexual Morality Modern Nation State Ideology Turkey Objection 
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