The re-entry of the Islamic headscarf in Turkish Parliament, A Critical Discourse Analysis of the Reactions

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Publication Bachelor thesis
Title The re-entry of the Islamic headscarf in Turkish Parliament, A Critical Discourse Analysis of the Reactions
Author(s) Hagberg, Anna
Date 2014
English abstract
This thesis investigated the reactions to the ruling Justice and Development Party’s (AKP) recent lift of the ban against the Islamic headscarf in the Turkish Parliament. The reactions by the oppositional party, the Republican People’s Party (CHP), were analysed through Norman Fairclough’s understanding of critical discourse analysis, which aims to illuminate unequal power relations created or recreated by the production of discursive practises, which is believed to ultimately affect social practises. The method of critical discourse analysis was accompanied by the feminist critique of orientalism, intended to assess how headscarved women are stereotyped and homogenised through orientalist ideas. The analysis resulted in an understanding of the complex power relations between the ruling party and the main oppositional party, as well as the effect of using orientalist ideas in discourse, possibility contributing to an increasingly extensive polarisation and, thus, the risk of increased conflicts between the secular groups and the more religiously observant groups in the Turkish society.
Publisher Malmö högskola/Kultur och samhälle
Pages 57
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) hijab, headscarf, Islamic headscarf, Turkey, orientalism, feminism, critical discourse analysis, CHP, AKP
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/16735 (link to this page)

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