Deniz Kandiyoti is Emeritus Professor of Development Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. She is the author of Concubines, Sisters and Citizens: Identities and Social Transformation (1997) the editor of Fragments of Culture: The Everyday of Modern Turkey (2002), Gendering the Middle East (1996), Women, Islam and the State (1991) Deniz is the editor of the journal Central Asian Survey.
A tangled web: the politics of gender in Turkey
Although the women’s movement in Turkey has scored major victories in the realm of legal reforms, there is a...
Not the Church, Not the State? Gender equality in the crossfire
The challenge to platforms for gender equality comes not just from actors with fundamentalist agendas, but from a...
Negotiating with the Taliban: the view from below
While the only official woman delegate in the Afghan mission to the London Conference pleaded that women’s rights...
Gender in Afghanistan: pragmatic activism
War and mismanagement have produced a breakdown of trust, decency and reciprocity in Afghan society. Gender activism...
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