This study analyses male-female violence in comparison to state-citizen violence. The author argues that norms and values in Turkey are 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, and patriarchal theory in particular, are explored in this book to describe the logic and design of gender-based violence and its relationship with political sociology.
Dr. Filiz Akgul has worked as a researcher for Human Rights Watch, the Henry Jackson Society, and the University of Westminster, UK.
3. Understanding Patriarchal Theory
4. The Context of Turkey
6. State Reproduction of Patriarchy
7. Between Women and the State: The Male Political Subject